Interactive Paper Plate Bat

This ‘spooktacular’ interactive paper plate bat craft is great fun for kids to create and play with.   

Interactive Paper Plate Bat

Skill Level

Easy. Adult supervision needed

Time to Make

25 minutes

Adult Supervision Needed


How to Make

  1. Firstly, paint your plate with different shades of blue and purple with a moon off-centre to the plate.
  2. Paint grey circle details and yellow around the edge of the moon. Then add stars by flicking yellow and white paint onto the blue part of the paper plate as well as painting star shapes.
  3. When the plate is dry draw a 10cm line with a pencil at the bottom of the plate. Then, cut along the line using scissors (get a parent to help you with this step).
  4. Using the template, cut out the bat from black card.
  5. Outline the bat with a silver deco pen.
  6. Stick 2 glow in the dark wiggle eyes and draw 2 fangs with a white deco pen onto the bat.
  7. Stick 2 purple craft sticks together to create a longer stick.
  8. Stick the craft stick to the back of the bat and allow to dry.
  9. Lastly, slide the craft stick of the bat through the slit previously created in the paper plate.
Interactive Paper Plate Bat Interactive Paper Plate Bat Interactive Paper Plate Bat

Top Tip

If you don’t want to create a slit in the paper plate you can paint another paper plate blue and cut roughly 1/4 off the bottom (this is the bit you will use). Stick the ¼ to the bottom of the night sky plate with glue dots at the edges only, leaving space at the bottom for the craft stick to slide through.



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