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Bat Paper Puppet Craft For Kids

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We've been all ears, and your enthusiasm since the release of the Zombie Paper Puppet has been nothing short of hauntingly inspiring. With your demands for more spooky puppets echoing in our ears, we're thrilled to introduce our newest creation - the Bat Paper Puppet! We aim to please, and your feedback has been the driving force behind this endeavor. In this step-by-step guide, we'll take you on a mesmerizing journey to craft your very own Halloween Bat Paper Puppet. Whether you're a kid or a kid at heart, this project is designed to bewitch and delight. With our free template in hand, you're all set to breathe life into this eerie yet charming character. So, without further ado, let's step into the mystical world of Halloween crafting, where your creativity will take flight into the supernatural.

Girl holding completed Bat Paper Puppet craft for kids.

Materials Needed:

  • Bat Puppet Template

  • White cardstock paper

  • Scissors

  • Glue

  • Markers or colored pencils

How to download Bat Paper Puppet Template

To begin your craft you need to download the bat paper puppet template. This download is available to all members for FREE! You heard me correctly, memberships are free to join for everyone who is 18 years an older! Click on the link to signup and to find the Bat Paper Puppet template.


Color in the Bat Paper Puppet Template

Once, you have downloaded the Bat Puppet Template, print it on 8.5x11 white cardstock paper and color it in with crayons, markers or colored pencils.


Assembling Your Bat Paper Puppet:

I've provided comprehensive step-by-step instructions to assist you in assembling your Frankenstein Paper Puppet. While I've made every effort to illustrate the process with photographs, there is a video tutorial featuring a similar puppet, the Pirate Paper Puppet in a different post. The assembly process for both puppets shares many similarities, and watching the video can be a great way to resolve any lingering questions.

How to cut the Bat Template out.

Step 1: Cut

Using scissors, cut out each of the shapes.

Example of how to fold the bat pupppet.

Step 3: Fold on the dotted line!

Fold on all of the dotted lines. Start with the head by folding the mouth in half. You do this by aligning the glue tabs together and creasing down on the center of the mouth to get the fold. Then fold the the lips and four glue tabs on the dotted line. Last of all, fold all of the glue tabs on the ears, teeth, wings and the two white strips.

How to glue the puppet.

Step 3: Assemble the Bat!

Glue the pieces together to bring your bat puppet to life. Start by gluing the four glue tabs located on the main body to the back of the mouth at the "jaw line". Then glue the ears to the top of the head, the wings to the side of the body. Glue the teeth inside the mouth at the top.. Allow for the glue to completely dry before glueing the next pieces together.

How to the glue the hand strips onto the back of the bat.

Flip it upside down and glue the two paper strips in an arch on the upper and lower part of the jaws. These strips of paper will make it so your hands stay in the puppet and gives you the ability to open and close the bat's mouth.

Girl playing with bat paper puppet.

There you have it! A Bat Paper Puppet! Embrace the spooky delight of this creative craft as your bat puppet comes to life with every move. Let your imagination run wild, and perhaps, let out to fly. Now, it's time to put on a spooktacular show, full of eerie adventures. Happy crafting, and don't forget to check out these other magical puppets.

If you enjoyed crafting this bat paper puppet, you're in for a treat! Make sure to check out these other Halloween crafts that will surely add more spook and creativity to your festivities. From wickedly delightful bat to ghostly surprises, there's a plethora of hauntingly fun crafts waiting for you. Unleash your imagination and have a fa-boo-lous time creating these eerie projects. Happy crafting and have a 'boo-tiful' Halloween season!


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