Bouncy Halloween Bat Craft

This is a fun Halloween bat craft.


  • newspaper
  • black paint
  • paint brushes
  • black string (elastic cord- optional)
  • 2 google eyes
  • black construction paper foe making wings
  • tape
  • glue
  • scissors

Beforehand, cut out bat wings from black construction paper


  1. Take a half sheet of newspaper and rip it in half again.
  2. Crumple up one piece into a tight ball, apply tape if necessary.
  3. Tape a piece of black yarn or elastic cord to the ball.
  4. Wrap the other piece of newspaper around the ball tightly.(I recommend putting a hole in the paper and stringing the yarn through and then wrap the second layer)
  5. Paint your newspaper ball black and allow to dry. Apply tape as needed to keep the ball's shape. (I recommend applying tape after painting, as the paint doesn't stick to the tape)
  6. Glue on 2 google eyes.
  7. Glue on and then tape two wings.
  8. Hang up your bouncy bat.


  • Use elastic cord if you have it instead of yarn. It gives a more bouncy effect.
  • Glue short lengths of black yarn to the wings to create the veins of the wings.


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