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Bat Tissue Paper Suncatcher Halloween Craft

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This bat tissue paper suncatcher is an easy Halloween craft for kids to make at home or at school.

It’s a fun fine motor activity for preschool and kindergarten children to do, and also simple enough for older children to create mostly on their own.

Need more ideas like this? Don’t miss our set of fall suncatchers craft, this turkey suncatcher, and our coffee filter bats! The pumpkin suncatcher in the fall templates is easy to turn into a jack-o-lantern.

Close up view of completed bat craft in window at top of image and lower image shows two bat suncatchers in window. Text overlay in middle reads Halloween Craft for Kids Bat Tissue Paper Suncatcher.

Bat Suncatcher with Printable Template

These tissue paper bat suncatchers are the perfect non-spooky Halloween decorations to make and I love how pretty they look in the window.

It’s such a fun and easy activity to do with kids, especially younger ones. The free printable craft template makes it a great low prep project.

You can also include the bat suncatcher in a unit study or themed week along with these bat life cycle printables. Younger children will adore looking through this bat picture book too.

Colorful tissue paper makes bat look like faux stained glass suncatcher in window with grassy background.

For more tissue paper crafts, check out this Easter Egg tissue paper suncatcher and this Tissue Paper Earth Day craft.

The other thing I like about this bat template we designed, is it can be used for other projects as well. For example, kids can crinkle and glue just black tissue paper within the lines, they can paint it, or you can use it as a simple coloring page!

Bat Suncatcher Craft Supplies:

How to Make a Tissue Paper Bat Suncatcher:

First you will need to download and print out our printable bat craft template. It is for your personal use at home or for your personal classroom only.

I recommend using regular printer paper for this project as the light will shine through much easier than a heavier weight paper like cardstock.

Next you will need to cut various colors of tissue paper into small one inch squares. For a faster and easier project, you can buy pre-cut tissue paper squares!

Another option is to have younger children rip the tissue paper into smaller pieces or have older children cut their own.

Overhead view of assorted colors of tissue paper squares glued to two print outs of bat template laying on table.

Then it is time to start gluing! Use liquid glue or glue sticks to cover the entire shape with tissue paper. It’s okay if the tissue paper overlaps or goes over the edges.

Set the suncatchers aside to dry.

Once the glue is dry, cut out the template. Use self-adhesive laminating sheets for a homemade decoration you can enjoy again, year after year!

Now you have pretty fall faux stained glass suncatchers made with tissue paper. Hang them in the window and enjoy! Use these removable mounting tabs to make it super easy to display them.

Did you make this project with your kids or students? We’d love to see it! Take a picture of it, then join our private Facebook group and show us in there.

Halloween bat shaped paper suncatcher hanging in window looking into grassy backyard.

More Halloween Crafts and Activities:

More Suncatcher Crafts:

Two Halloween bat suncatchers made with tissue paper hanging in sunny window.

Halloween Bat Suncatcher Craft

Yield: 1
Active Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This fun and easy bat suncatcher made with tissue paper is the perfect Halloween craft for preschool and kindergarten.

Materials

Tools

  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Self-Adhesive Laminating Sheets (optional)
  • Scotch(R) Removable Wall Mounting Tabs (optional)

Instructions

  1. First you will need to download and print out our printable bat craft template. It is for your personal use at home or for your personal classroom only.
  2. I recommend using regular printer paper for this project as the light will shine through much easier than a heavier weight paper like cardstock.
  3. Next you will need to cut various colors of tissue paper into small one inch squares. For a faster and easier project, you can buy pre-cut tissue paper squares!
  4. Use liquid glue or glue sticks to cover the entire shape with tissue paper. It’s okay if the tissue paper overlaps or goes over the edges.
  5. Set the suncatchers aside to dry.
  6. Once the glue is dry, cut out the template. Use self-adhesive laminating sheets for a homemade decoration you can enjoy again, year after year!
  7. Now hang this pretty bat faux stained glass suncatcher in the window and enjoy! Use removable mounting tabs to make it super easy to display them.

Notes

Drying time will vary based on type and amount of glue used.

Did you make this project?

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