Eerie bats in a vivid night sky

Halloween Crafts Kids - spooky bats - feature image

When the end of October is fast approaching, children start getting in the mood for witches, wizards, ghosts, bats and pumpkins. Why not enjoy this quick and easy Halloween craft for kids! It’s takes not time at all and helps them create a beautiful masterpiece that they will be proud of.


Halloween Crafts Kids - spooky bats - what you need

What you need:

  • Black card
  • Coloured card
  • Red and yellow paint
  • Washing up brush (or sponge)
  • Scissors


Halloween Crafts Kids - spooky bats - step 1 lay them out

Step 1: Cut out some bat shapes

Cut out two bat shapes from a piece of card. If you are doing this craft with toddlers then you can do this bit for them. Older kids might like to draw and cut out their own. Place your bats on a piece of black card.


Halloween Crafts Kids - spooky bats - step 2 paint around them

Step 2: Dip and print

Dip your washing up brush into the red or yellow paint and start making prints. Use your fingers to keep the bats in place and print all the way round them. You can dip into both the yellow and red paints and, as you print, the colours will merge to form lovely orange prints too.


Halloween Crafts Kids - spooky bats - step 3 cover in paint

Step 3: Keep printing

Keep printing until all the outlines of your shapes have been covered. Don’t worry if you print all over the bat shapes too.


Halloween Crafts Kids - spooky bats - step 4 remove cut outs

Step 5: Let your bats fly

Carefully take away the bat shapes to reveal your masterpiece.

Why not hang up your painting around the house to create an eerie Halloween!

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