Interactive Bat

This interactive flying papercraft bat is a perfect way to celebrate Bat Week and add a spooky touch to your Halloween decorations. It’s easy to make and only requires a few supplies!

Interactive Bat

Skill Level

Easy. Adult supervision needed

Time to Make

20 Minutes

Adult Supervision Needed


How to Make

  1. Take a sheet of black card and fold it in half, then use a ruler and pencil to draw a 1.5cm long horizontal line from the folded edge.
  2. Using the template draw half of a bat shape starting from the end of the line that you drew in step 1.
  3. Cut out the bat shape and then fold each half of the bat backwards on itself along the line drawn in step 1.
  4. Stick 2 wiggle eyes on the bat.
  5. Take a sheet of purple card and roll it around a pen or pencil, using double sided tape to stick it in place. Trim the rest of the paper and remove the pen or pencil so that you have a long tube.
  6. Take a sheet of orange paper and tightly roll it into a straw shape, using double sided tape to stick it in place, make sure this is tighter than the previous tube so it can slide inside.
  7. Cut a slit down the centre of the top of the thinner tube to create two flaps. Stick one flap to one side of the underneath of the bats body, and the other flap to the other side.
  8. Cut a slit down the centre of the top of the thicker tube, then push it over the thinner tube and stick one flap to the underneath of a bat wing, and the other flap to the other wing.
  9. To make the bat fly, pull the smaller tube up and down, which will make the wings move.
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Top Tip

Make sure the bat is folded when you attach the paper straws/tubes to it to make sure the wings will fly properly.



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