Add a little flair to your books this October with these adorable Bat Bookmarks for kids! This fun Halloween bat craft is perfect for kids who want to try their hand at origami. It’s a great beginner origami craft!
Paper crafts are always a favorite of ours and these bat bookmarks are no exception. The thing I love the most is that after my kids make one of these, they are off and running making more on their own.
Bat Crafts for Kids
How to Make a Bat Bookmark
Chances are you already have everything you need to make these adorable Halloween bat bookmarks! They’re that simple to make!
- colorful construction or craft paper
- a pencil
- a black permanent marker
- the printable bat template
The step-by-step directions can be found in the printable directions card below.
If you’re more of a visual crafter, try using the step-by-step photo directions. They’re also easier for kids to follow if they can’t read yet!
Make a Bat Bookmark Halloween Craft
These adorable bat bookmarks can be used for everything from Halloween party favors in the classroom to donations to your local library of custom bookmarks for their children’s department.
If you’re a teacher, you might want to make some to keep in your classroom library to help motivate students to read.
No matter how you use the Halloween bat bookmarks, they are sure to make you smile every time you open up your book.
This adorable corner bookmark makes the perfect Bat Bookmark Halloween craft for kids!
- construction or craft paper
- black permanent marker
- printable template
Select craft papers for the bat bookmark. I’m using black colored craft paper for the wings and ears; and purple for the body (oval shape). Trace the template patterns on the selected craft papers and cut them out neatly using scissors.
Apply a small amount of glue on the middle of the wings pattern and place the oval-shaped cutout ring on the middle of the wings. Press the oval-shaped paper firmly against the glued part of the wings to make sure that they are attached.
Attach the ears and the eyes.
Use a black marker to draw a thin curved line for the mouth and then attach the 2 triangular (fangs) cutout papers aligned to the curved line. Make sure to attach the fangs with their pointy ends facing downwards. While the glue dries, grab a square paper (8 inches x 8 inches) and make an origami corner bookmark.
Attach the paper bat on the triangle side of the origami bookmark. Allow the glue to dry completely before using the bookmark.
Looking for More Halloween Crafts for Kids?
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- Halloween Hand Pies
- Keeping Kids Safe for Halloween
- DIY Chalkboard Signs for Halloween
- 3 Halloween Hairbows to Make Yourself
- How to Make Fabric Pumpkins the Easy Way
- Halloween Puppets for Kids
Need help fitting in all this Halloween fun? Schedule it all with this free printable October Calendar.