Kid's Birthday Party Ideas
Home / Holidays / October / Halloween / Paper Plate Bat

Paper Plate Bat

Easy Halloween crafts for kids.  Paper Plate Bat uses only one paper plate in any size and is a cute classroom craft for Halloween.  More holiday crafts at
Bats are always a Halloween favorite craft.  Make several of these bats to hang from the ceiling – position the wings at different angles for flying, paper plate bats.  Inexpensive and easy to assemble bats made from a paper plate.  For this example, I used a small 6″ white plate and painted it black.
  • White paper plate – any size.  Use either black or a plate that can be painted
  • 2 gold or silver brads (paper fasteners)
  • 2-white paper hole protectors
  • Black paint
  • Silver glitter glue (optional)
Use any size paper plate to create a Halloween Bat.  Instructions at
  1. Cut out the center portion of the paper plate for the bat’s body, notching out the outer rim of the plate for the ears and bottom.
  2. Paint the bat body and wings black and allow to dry unless you are using a black paper plate.
  3. Punch or poke holes for the bats eyes and matching holes on the edge of the wings.
  4. Place the 2 white hole protectors around the holes for the eyes.
  5. Place the 2 brads through the holes, then through the wings.
  6. Decorate the bat with the glitter glue.

Did you like this Halloween paper plate bat craft? Post your comments below. For more ideas be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.

About Theresa Johnston

Activities For Kids has been an on-going passion of mine since 1998. I'm a long-time Orlando resident and huge Disney Fan! Prior guide for and current editor for I hope you enjoy the crafts, recipes and ideas that you find here.

Check Also

Paper Plate Spider Web

For a Halloween decoration or a lesson plan about spiders, children will have fun weaving yarn into a spider's web. Inexpensive classroom project, paper plate spider web.

Paper Plate Turkey

Colorful Turkey for Thanksgiving - can also be used as a lesson in fractions. Divide the plate into sections 1/4 and 1/8.