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Spooky accordion fold bat craft for kids

Spooky accordion fold bat craft for kids

We love Halloween and with October in sight we are excited to make a start on some new Halloween crafts to share with you. We have a huge bank of Halloween crafts for kids but there’s always room for more. We recently saw a local bat walk advertised and this inspired our spooky accordion fold bat craft for kids to make.

You will need:

Black, pink, white and red card

Blu Stik (and Blu Tack to hang up)

free bat craft template

googly eyes


How to make our spooky accordion fold bat craft

Print and cut out the templates from our free bat craft template.

spooky bat craft supplies

Cut the mouth from red card, the two white fangs from white card, the two small ears from pink card and everything else from black card.

Accordion Fold Bat Process (1)

Glue the pink earpieces on the black earpieces and the glue the mouth on the bat’s face.

Accordion Fold Bat

Then glue the teeth and the ears of the bat.

Accordion Fold Bat

Then take the long black piece of and fold it in an accordion fold. Gently bend the accordion folded piece into a ‘U’ shape.

Accordion Fold craft

Then join both ends of the folded piece and  glue the bat’s head on to it.

Accordion Fold Bat craft for kids

Attach two googly eyes using the Blu Stik glue to complete your spooky little bat.

Accordion Fold Bat

They make a fun spooky topper for a Halloween box of treats, or why not make a whole colony of bats to decorate for Halloween.

If you ‘re looking for more Halloween crafts, why not try these:

Make a wrapped rope ghost

Spooky pool noodle Halloween characters

Origami witch hat

DIY paper pumpkin garland


  • Reply
    Ben Cross
    October 1, 2019 at 10:11 pm

    Very spooktacular (pardon the awful pun) and fun way of getting the kids excited or terrified (probably the former) for Halloween.

    Certainly put a smile on my face!

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    Joanne Dewberry
    October 1, 2019 at 10:35 pm

    Super cute! Looks like the bat from Hotel Transylvania

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    […] Another bat craft next – this accordion fold paper bat from Jenny at The Gingerbread House uses Blu Stick from Bostik. Blu Stick is super easy for children to use – it’s blue when it goes on so they can see exactly where they’ve out the glue, but then it dries clear for a mess-free finish. You can find all the details of this craft by clicking here. […]

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    October 25, 2020 at 1:35 pm

    How do you get the accordion to stay together behind the bat head! Can’t get ours to stay

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