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Bouncy Bat Craft for Halloween

If you are looking for a cute bat craft for Halloween that is easy enough to make with kids, then this bouncy bat is perfect! Using inexpensive craft materials such as styrofoam, paper and a pipe cleaner, it is a fun activity to do for Halloween.

Simple crafts can be some of the best! Be sure to see our 5 Halloween paper cup crafts and our easy accordion paper pumpkin craft, too!

If you have a construction paper pack, you can also make these fun paper strip pumpkins, too!

How to Make a Bouncy Bat for Halloween


  • Styrofoam (half of a round shape)
  • Black card stock
  • Black and white construction paper
  • Googly eyes
  • Pipe cleaner
  • Black and red acrylic paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun

Note: In my video below, I show cutting out the bat body from a thick piece of cardboard and painting it black. You can do that, as well, or just use a thick piece of black card stock if you have it.


Step 1

Paint the styrofoam base with a mixture of red and black paints. I added a touch of orange, too, but red and black would be all you need for the base.

Step 2

Cut out a bat body template from black card stock. Cut out bat wings pattern from construction paper.

Cut out a small curved smile from a scrap of white construction paper.

Step 3

Attach the bat wings to the body using glue. Glue the googly eyes and the mouth to the front of the bat.

Step 4

Make a spring out of the fuzzy pipe cleaner by wrapping it around a pen or a pencil.

Step 5

Glue the spring to the top of the styrofoam.

Step 6

Attach the bat to the top of the pipe cleaner spring.

See me making this DIY in the YouTube video below:

Be sure to see all of our easy Halloween crafts!