This bat art project is super easy and fun for kids of all ages! It’s a great project for kids to work on their fine motor skills and concentration and makes a great Halloween craft idea!
For more awesome bat projects, take a look at this Halloween art project with 3D paper bats.
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- Bat printable, printed on white cardstock
- Markers, pencil crayons or crayons for younger kids
- Extra-fine black sharpie (not needed for younger kids)
- Glue stick
- Black or colorful cardstock or construction paper (optional)
1. Print out your bat printable onto white cardstock. There are 2 different printables to choose from, one with the bats black and one with just an outline of the bats to help save on ink.
2. Have kids draw lines in each of the segments, changing up the direction of the lines in each space. Using an extra-fine black sharpie works best for this.
For younger kids, they could simply just skip this step or try just drawing the lines in the moon.
3. Once all of the lines are drawn, have kids color in the moon one color and then the background in another color. You could use markers, pencil crayons, or for younger kids, crayons would also work.
Kids can also try coloring in each section with a different color! This would be a great idea for kids who didn’t draw lines.
Letting kids choose their own colors helps to make each art project totally unique!
4. For the last step, cut the excess off around the printable and glue onto any color of cardstock or construction paper.
Gluing your paper onto cardstock is an optional step and will still look great without it!
I love how this bat art project can be adaptable to any age, used as a Halloween craft or just a bat craft for any time of the year. There is a lot of flexibility for kids to choose their own colors and create a project that is unique!
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- Bat printable on white cardstock
- Extra-fine black sharpie
- Markers or crayons
- Glue stick
- Cardstock or construction paper
- Print out your bat printable onto white cardstock.
- Using an extra-fine black sharpie, have kids draw lines in each segment, changing up the direction of the lines in each space.
This is a great activity to work on fine motor and concentration!
If you are doing this project with younger kids, they can skip this step. Or try drawing the lines in just the moon and leaving the background with no lines.
- Once all the lines are drawn, kids can color in the moon and background with markers, pencil crayons or even crayons for younger kids.
Let kids choose their own colors, some kids might like the option to color in each segment a different color!
- Cut off the excess around the printable and glue to a piece of cardstock or construction paper in any color you like.
This is an optional step and will still look great without gluing it onto a background.
* Time to complete this project depends on the level of detail and age of child.