Paper Bat Puppet – Halloween Kids Craft

We’re having a beautiful October so far here in Portland, and the kids are very excited about Halloween! Most of the excitement is about making decorations for the house. My son and I were going to make some paper bats for the window, and I decided to turn one of mine into a puppet. Flying it around is quite fun – like a combination of a marionette and a kite.

There’s a template below with instructions if you want to try it out. All you need is paper, tape, thread, and a stick or strip of cardboard for the handle. I printed mine directly onto black paper and could still see the cut lines. Then we colored the bat with a white crayon.

You can also see if your child wants to draw their own bat to cut out for a puppet!

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Click on the image below, then print.

14 Comments

  1. October 3, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    Nice bat! :))

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  2. October 4, 2012 at 5:26 am

    Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBB Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 5 post on Oct. 04, 2012. Thanks again.

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  3. October 8, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    We'll try this one, for sure! I can't wait to show it to Ruben tomorrow. He loves bats! Also, WOW, Jack looks so big and grown up!

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    1. October 8, 2012 at 8:29 pm

      Thanks everybody! Hey Maiz - Nice to hear from you. Yeah, Jack is looking older these days isn't he. Say hi to your boys from me!

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  7. October 24, 2012 at 8:59 am

    I love it, and so did the children from my nursery here in London ! thank you for sharing your great ideas !

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    1. October 26, 2012 at 8:52 pm

      Cool! Thanks for the note Claire!

  8. October 25, 2012 at 9:55 am

    we just did this thank you for the printable!! My son is having a blast

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    1. October 26, 2012 at 8:53 pm

      Nice! Thanks Kelly!

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