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Easy Bat Tea Light Craft for Halloween

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Make these bat tea lights for a cute Halloween craft. They are easy to create in 15 minutes or less.

Get the kids involved for a fun family project making DIY Halloween decorations.

Want more bats? Check out this bat suncatcher craft, these coffee filter bats, and printable bat life cycle worksheets.

Two completed bats made with black flameless tea light candles on a gray wooden background with candy corn sprinkled around them. Text at top says Tea Light Bats Halloween Craft

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Bat Tea Light Halloween Craft

Transform battery operated tea lights into little bats using a few simple craft supplies. These tea light bats are an adorable, non-spooky way to light up your Halloween party food table.

You can also string them together to create a banner, add a loop to make a hanging decoration (perfect for a Halloween tree!), or even a small magnet to stick on your fridge.

These bat tea lights are a good project to make with kids. They can help trace the patterns and cut out the wings and ears. Children can also draw on the bat’s mouth and fangs.

We highly recommend using hot glue to assemble this project because it is more durable and dries quicker. Plus, some crafting materials are just tougher to sticker together with other types of glue. 

Always discuss how to safely use a hot glue gun with kids and supervise them. We recommend using a low temp glue gun

If you need an alternative to hot gluing, we recommend using this tacky craft glue. Your project will take longer to dry and may be more fragile when handling.

Overhead view of finished tea light bat craft.

Bat Tea Light Craft Supplies:

Also check out our ghost tea light craft and pumpkin tea light craft.

How to Make Tea Light Bats:

Start by gathering all of your supplies.

Download, print and cut out the Halloween Tea Light Patterns. You can also draw or cut the pieces freehand.

Remove the flameless, battery operated tea lights from the packaging, pull the tab in the back and make sure the flame lights up. Place the on/off switch at the 6 o’clock position and set it down. 

Now it’s time to add the face! Glue two googly eyes above the pretend flame. Using two different size eyes gives the bat a cute, silly look.

Woman's hand holding craft knife to place black rhinestones on orange tea light. Orange, white, and black tea lights next to each other decorated to look like faces. Black rhinestones, chalk marker, and hot glue gun lay nearby.

Next, use the white paint marker to draw the mouth and fangs below the flame.

Then trace the bat wings onto black craft foam and cut them out with scissors. Also, cut two small triangles and glue them to the top of the tea light as ears.

Black tea light with googly eyes and fangs on top of black bat wings cut out of craft foam and two tiny triangles for ears. Bat wing pattern laying on top of black craft foam. Scissors, hot glue gun, and pencil also next to project.

Make sure that the on/off switch of the votive is at the bottom and glue the bat wings above the switch with a hot glue gun. 

Showing back of black tea light where black craft foam bat wings were hot glued on so they don't cover the switch.

Now your tea light bat is complete! You can easily make more and get into the Halloween spirit!

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.

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Bat Tea Light Craft

Bat Tea Light Craft

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Create cute little light up bats with this Halloween tea light craft!

Materials

Tools

  • Low Temp Glue Gun and Glue Sticks (or tacky craft glue)
  • Scissors
  • Pencil

Instructions

  1. Download, print and cut out the Halloween Tea Light Patterns. You can also draw or cut the pieces freehand.
  2. Start by gathering all of your supplies. Remove the flameless, battery operated tea lights from the packaging, pull the tab in the back and make sure the flame lights up.  Place the on/off switch at the 6 o’clock position and set it down. 
  3. Now it’s time to add the face! Glue two googly eyes above the pretend flame. Using two different size eyes gives the bat a cute, silly look.
  4. Next, use the white paint marker to draw the mouth and fangs below the flame.
  5. Then trace the bat wings onto black craft foam and cut them out with scissors. Also, cut two small triangles and glue them to the top of the tea light as ears.
  6. Make sure that the on/off switch of the votive is at the bottom and glue the bat wings above the switch with a hot glue gun. 

Notes

Drying time may vary depending on type of glue used.

Did you make this project?

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