Paper Plate Bat

It’s time for some Halloween fun as we show you how to turn an ordinary paper plate into an adorable paper plate bat.

This is one of the simplest Halloween crafts and it can easily be done as a classroom project or a craft to do at home with your kids.

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We love creating crafts from paper plates. (Have you seen our paper plate rat or paper plate mole?)

If you’re gearing up for the festive holiday season, we invite you to explore our Halloween craft ideas for creative inspiration!

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Now let’s make a laughing bat!

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How to make a bat with a paper plate

What you need:

  • pencil
  • drag
  • glue
  • paper plate
  • black paint
  • paint brush
  • colored paper (pink and red)
  • White paper
  • black paper
  • marker (black and white)

Materials used

Step-by-step instructions


Paint the paper plate black.

Step 1


Use a pencil and draw a large bat wing on black paper.

Step 2

Cut it out.

Step 3

Draw the wing on black paper and cut it out so you get another wing.

Step 4


Cut two triangles from black paper.

Step 5


Draw two white circles – one larger than the other and cut them out.

Step 6

The mouth

Draw a smiling mouth on pink paper and cut it out.

Step 7

Draw the tongue on red paper and cut it out.

Step 8

Cut two small triangles for teeth.

Step 9


Take black paper and draw two bat legs.

Cut them out.

Step 10

Glue the white mouth and eyes to the paper plate.

Step 11

Attach the ears with glue.

Step 12

Draw two black dots inside the eyes with a marker.

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Step 13

Glue the wings to the back of the paper plate.

Step 14

Now, glue both legs to the back of the paper plate.

Step 15


Draw two circles on pink paper and cut them out.

Step 16

Stick your cheek to the bat’s face.

Step 17

Use a white marker to add details inside the eyes.

Step 18

Your Halloween paper plate is complete!

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Feel free to create as many as you like and string them together for a spooky Halloween atmosphere!

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Have fun crafting!

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