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TP Roll Bat

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Halloween is coming up fast and I am in love with Vampires and Bats this year. This is a fun Bat craft that can be used as a toy or hang them up for a cute Halloween Decoration. They would look great hung in grouping showing off their unique wings.

TP Roll Bat

Items needed to make TP Roll Bat

Toilet Paper Roll


Black or Gray Paint

Coffee Filter

Washable Markers

Googly Eyes

White Paper

Spray Bottle filled with Water


Draw the cut line on the TP Roll to shape it like a bat.

Flatten the toile paper roll and draw a straight line with a triangle across the top of the roll.

Toilet Paper Roll Crafts are so much fun to do. You get to take an everyday object that gets thrown away and turn it into a masterpiece! Be sure to check out these other Toilet Paper Roll Crafts:

Cut the TP Roll on the line that was drawn.

Cut along the line. Unfold the toilet paper roll and discard the piece you cut off.

example of how to pain the TP Roll black.

Paint the toilet paper roll black or gray.

Glue googly eyes onto the painted TP Roll.

Glue googly eyes onto the bat.

Glue white triangles upside down on the TP Roll Bat.

Cut out two triangles from a white piece of paper. Glue the triangles underneath the eyes.

Color in coffee filter with water color markes.

Once the Bat's body is completed it is now time to make the wings. To do this I used a coffee filter. Color it in with washable makers. I recommend placing a piece of paper underneath the coffee filter so that the markers do not bleed onto your table.

I always keep coffee filters stocked in my home and I don't even drink coffee. I keep them on hand for crafts! They are so much fun to create with. Check out these other coffee filter crafts...

Spraying the colored coffee filters with water.

Take a spray bottle filled with water and spray the coffee filter that has been colored on. Because you used washable markers, the colors will begin to bleed together. Allow enough time for the coffee Filter to dry completely.

Example of how to fold and cut coffee filter.

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 coffee filter.

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

how to fold or shape the coffee filter to look like bat wings

Pinch the filter down the middle and spread the outer edges apart.

how to tape the wings to the back of the bat.

Tape the coffee filter to the back of the bat.

example of finished TP Roll bat.

I hope you have as much fun as we did making these TP Roll Bats. Be sure to check out all the Halloween Art & Craft Projects on the blog.


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