Last updated on October 17th, 2023 at 03:56 pm

bat cut out template halloween craft

It can’t be Halloween without bats! They are pretty fascinating animals that hold the fantastic lure of Halloween. Use our bat printable & templates to make your own bat for Halloween or any day of the year when you’re feeling batty!

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Ideas for how to use the Halloween bat printable:

There are many occasions that call for making your own bat. Our bat printable makes it easy to color, cut and create your own personalized paper bat. It’s an easy Halloween craft that doesn’t require too much guidance or preparation. Just print and hand out!

Check out our bat craft ideas!

1. Use the bat printable as a preschool or kindergarten Halloween activity

I’d say this is my number 1 use for this activity if you have young children or students. Our bat printable is versatile and can be enjoyed by various ages, but the preschool, kindergarteners and first grade students are sure to love this cute little bat. The lines and curves of the animal aren’t too complex and make it a simple bat craft for even the little ones!

Not only is our bat printable simple, but it’s cute!

2. Use the bat printable as a fun hand-out at a Halloween party

Having a school Halloween party? Stay in theme and print our bat printable for the kids to color, cut and create. Keep the kids occupied and having fun with this holiday printable!

3. Use the free bat templates to make Halloween decorations

Looking for a bit more Halloween decor? Print out a few copies of our bat templates and start coloring and creating bats to hang around your home or classroom.

Print out on heavier card stock paper and use a hole punch to punch a hole on the top or back of the bat. Tie a piece of string and hat a bat or two from the ceiling. Or just use masking tape to tape to the walls!

Easy and inexpensive decorations for the Halloween season.

4. Use the templates as bat stencils

Templates are so versatile! You can cut out the bat and use the bat shape as a stencil. Your children or students can trace around the simple bat outlines and practice fine motor skills!

5. Give trick or treaters a Build a Bat

Go ahead and print a bunch of the Build a Bat activities and pass them out during trick or treating.

Don’t forget to laminate your bat craft!

Make the bat craft and decoration last longer and laminate the bat printable! Laminating is super easy and literally takes a minute to do. Simply heat up your laminator, insert the bat printable in a laminating sleeve and run it through the laminator. In about 20 seconds you’ll have a long-lasting decoration.

Cut out and glue the pieces together or use velcro dots to connect the bat parts.

Hang them on the fridge, around the house or use them to make a big banner.

What’s included in the free bat printables?

There are 8 total pages included in this bat printable download:

Format: PDF format at 300 resolution. Prints perfectly on 8.5″x11″ letter size paper.

1. Black & white Build a Bat

This version doesn’t include any color (blank) and is normally used if children want to color the bat as well as put it together. Grab some crayons, glue stick and scissors and get started! Don’t forget to color the bat’s googly eyes. Did you know some bats have yellow or red eyes?

free bat template printable

2. Build a Bat in Color

This version is a pre-colored version, so no coloring is needed. Just cut out and put the bat together.

bat printable build a bat mrs. merry

3. Bat Coloring Page

This is a version of the bat put together and can be used as a bat coloring page. Grab your crayons and starting coloring for Halloween!

bat coloring page halloween

4. Bat Decoration

This is a colored bat that’s already been put together. This is most commonly used as halloween décor. Just simply cut out and use as Halloween decoration. Or laminate the bat and use as a bat banner printable.

bat printable halloween decoration

Plus, get 4 free printable bat templates

Use these bat templates to color, as a stencil, Halloween decoration or any kind of Halloween craft!

1. Cute Bat Template

This bat template features a cutesy bat with bigger ears.

bat template with big ears

2. Classic Bat Template

Grab a pencil and use this free template as a stencil and have your child or student practice tracing curved and straight lines.

bat template printable

3. Bat Template of Build a Bat Activity

This is the outline of the Build a Bat. Make your own paper bats! Draw a unique face for your bat and choose your favorite crayon colors.

bat template stencil cut out

4. Batman-like Template

This is a stealthier looking bat template that can be used for a Batman themed birthday party or other Halloween decoration. Bat-signal, anyone?

batman signal template

TIP: Print the bat templates on black construction paper to cut out and use as easy (and free) Halloween party decoration. Get your black bats instantly with this tip.

Things you need for the bat cut out template:

  • The bat printable (fill out the form below and instantly get emailed your free bat pritnable & templates). Print out as many copies as you’d like.
  • Anything to color with (if you’re using any of the black & white versions). I suggest crayons, markers, or colored pencils
  • A pair of rounded scissors. Have your child or student practice cutting with a pair of safe scissors.
  • Glue, paste or a glue-stick to secure the bat parts together. 
  • Masking tape is always a great option if you don’t want to deal with messy glue.
  • If you’re laminating you’ll need

Fun Facts About Bats

  • Bats can eat up to 1,200 mosquitoes an hour (yummy!).
  • Baby bats are called pups.
  • Bats have eyelashes. 
  • Bats are the only flying mammals.

Enjoy and have a blast making your cut and paste paper bats. Happy Halloween!

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bat template printable halloween activities

Need some craft supplies?

Amazon has always been my go-to for most of my office and craft supplies. If you print a lot of printables and spend  time coloring, gluing and adding some extra jazz to them, our list of supplies can help!

I’ve split the list up into a basic list and a fancier list if you’re going to put a little more pizazz into your printables.

More Halloween Crafts & Printables

Looking for more Halloween craft projects? Trace pumpkins, create your own jack o’lantern or build a scarecrow with our free Halloween printables! The craft projects are endless with our Halloween activities!

We have more free printable templates and activities for kids of all ages. Check out our Build a Dracula to bear with your cute vampire bat!


Plus, print and handout 22 Halloween Coloring Pages

halloween coloring sheets free to print

Books About Bats

Download the Build a Bat

Build your own Halloween Build a Bat with this free cut & paste Halloween craft. Grab the bat printable now.

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