Bat Craft

This simple bottle cap bat craft is perfect for Halloween! You can also add it to your study of bats and nocturnal animals.

The free printable template (linked below) will help your preschoolers whip up this fun Halloween craft in no time! It’s perfect for your preschool Halloween activities, your animal studies, or your letter Bb lessons.

Bat Craft

Halloween crafts are fun for preschoolers. They’ll love recycling a used bottle top to make this adorable bat craft. The free printable template makes it a breeze to create.

What You’ll Need

• Bottle Caps

• Construction Paper

• Pencil

• Bat Craft Template (click the link to download)

• Ruler

• Scissors

• Googly eyes

• Glue

What You’ll Do

To start this craft, pick a piece of black construction paper. Then, use the template to cut out the frame.

Now, cut out the other rectangular piece from the template using a grey craft paper. This will be your night sky.

Cut out the moon using the template again. Glue the moon on one corner of the rectangular craft paper.

Now, glue the black frame over the rectangular craft paper.

Now, glue the bottle cap to the night sky paper. If you don’t have a black plastic cap, you can have your child paint it.

Next, glue the googly eyes on the bottle cap.

Use the template one last time to cut out the wings and ears of the bat.

You can either draw the wings using a marker or use the template to cut out the wings and ears then glue them on the bottle cap.

After drawing the outlines, use a marker to fill in the outlines.

To add a little bit more detail, draw some small bats near the moon using a thin marker.

Preschool Books About Bats

Fill your book basket with a great collection of books about bats. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.

If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.

BatsStellaluna 25th Anniversary EditionMy First Book About Bats: Book about bats for kids


Bats – Presenting fascinating information on all kinds of bats, from how they use echoes to hear, to the legends that surround them and how to protect the species.

Stellaluna – Knocked from her mother’s safe embrace by an attacking owl, Stellaluna lands headfirst in a bird’s nest. This adorable baby fruit bat’s world is literally turned upside down when she is adopted by the occupants of the nest and adapts to their peculiar bird habits. 

My First Book About Bats – This book is full of high quality photos and interesting facts about bats.

Teaching Resources

Teach your kids the “Five Little Bats” rhyme with this fun flannel board set. This is such a fun way for little ones to act out the rhyme.

Here’s a fun set of bat crayons in all the colors of the rainbow. Perfect for coloring Halloween pictures!

Related Posts

Fall is the perfect time of year to study bats! These bat life cycle worksheets feature 15 activities for preschool and kindergarten kiddos! Halloween is coming! It's the perfect time to curl up with one of our favorite fiction or nonfiction picture books about bats for preschoolers. 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *