It is Halloween again and we have a fun Handprint bat craft flying puppet to make with kids! It comes with a free bat template that makes it a super easy Halloween craft for little ones.
This is a simple craft to do this Fall with just a few supplies and your kids’ handprints. Stick a popsicle stick behind it and move it forward and backward to turn it into a flying puppet. Make so many of these bat puppets and turn it into a fun family or school Halloween activity.
This is a great last-minute craft idea just like our paper spider craft or this spooky rocking paper plate pumpkin craft. This is an easy Halloween craft for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners and elementary school kids.
Supplies you need to make an easy handprint bat craft
- Bat handprint craft template
- Two A4 cardstocks
- Googly eyes
- Popsicle stick
- Tape or double-sided sticker
- A white piece of paper
How to make a handprint bat puppet craft for Halloween?
Download the bat craft template from our printable library by signing up for our newsletter below.
After you sign up, you will get an email to confirm your subscription and once you confirm, you will get another email with a link and password to access our printable library. Open the printable library and you will be able to find our bat printable under the section “Halloween”.
Print the bat template on black A4 cardstock. Cut out the parts. Stick the bat’s legs behind the body.
Now, stick two googly eyes on the bat’s face. Cut out two small triangle shapes from a white piece of paper for the bat’s teeth. Stick them below the eyes.
Cut out another small curved shape from a piece of white paper and stick it above the bat’s teeth for the mouth.
Now, get the second A4 cardstock and fold it in half horizontally.
Place your child’s hand on the top fold and trace it using a pencil. Make sure you trace the wrist part as well. Cut out the shape along the traced line without unfolding the cardstock and you will get two handprints.
Take one handprint and fold the wrist part once. Now, fold it backward and you will get a small V-shaped fold.
Apply glue inside this small V-shaped part. Place one side of the bat’s body in it and press it firmly so they will stick together.
Do the same steps with the other handprint and stick it on the other side of the bat’s body.
Finally, stick a popsicle stick behind the bat’s body using tape or a double-sided sticker and move it forward and backward.
Can you see the bat flapping its wings?
Isn’t it so much fun?! Make so many of them and kids will enjoy playing with these handprint bat craft flying puppets.
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