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Coffee Filter Bats

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These coffee filter bats are a fun Halloween craft for kids! Kids have a blast playing with them and they would also make great Halloween decorations. You can hang them on walls or windows. They’re a fun and simple craft to make.

If you’re looking for more fun Halloween bat crafts, click here. I love how easy these are to make and how fun you can make them when you use bright colors

Step 1:

Start by making the wings for the bats. You do this by flattening a large coffee filter and coloring on it with WASHABLE markers. Get creative and experiment with different patterns and colors. My favorite colors to use for bat wings are blue, black, red, orange and purple.

Step 2:

After the coffee filters have been colored, place them on a plastic grocery bag or an old cookie sheet and then spray them with water from a spray bottle. The water will make the colors bleed. Make sure you use just enough water to get the entire filter wet but avoid drenching it. Allow the coffee filter to completely dry.

Tip: Transfer the wet coffee filters onto a wire rack or a dry paper towel. Removing them from the wet surface onto a dry one will help the coffee filters dry faster.

Step 3:

While the coffee filter is drying, it is time to get the bat's body ready. You can make your own or download and print the bat bodies that I have created. I recommend printing them on 8.5x11 white cardstock paper. Bats come both colored and black and white.

How to download Bats? Sign up to become a member of Artsy Kids Zone to download the bats. The best part is that memberships are FREE! Not only will you gain access to this project but you will also gain access to all of Artsy Kids Zone downloads.

Step 4:

Fold the dry coffee filter in half three times. Using scissors cut a scallop edge. Depending on your child's age, you might need to help them with this part.

Unfold the filter so that is just has one fold. It should look like this.

Step 5:

Pinch the filter down the middle and spread the outer edges apart. Tape the coffee filter to the back of the bat.

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