DIY Halloween Pumpkin Bats


These adorable bats are the perfect addition to your Halloween decorations. I love this because they are so cute and so super easy! They are a fun craft to do with your kids (preschool and up.)

You can use the pdf for the cut outs, or try your hand at just cutting your own style of bat wings. I’m sure either way, your bats will look fab for Halloween!

What you need:

  • Black acrylic paint
  • Ornamental (miniature) pumpkins
  • Black and white craft foam
  • Wings,ears & eyes template
  • Hole punch
  • Glue dots
  • Black duct tape
  • Toothpicks
  • Wooden skewers


1. Place a newspaper or cloth over your table and paint your pumpkins and allow them to completely dry.

2. Use the pdf to print off your wings and eyes  trace and cut them out with our black craft foam for the wings and white craft foam for the eyes. Use a hole punch to punch out to make the pupils.

3.  Adhere the eyes to the pumpkin with glue dots.

4.  Attach the ears by taping a toothpick to the back of each one, leaving about 1 1/2 inches of the toothpick exposed, then inserting it into the top of the pumpkin.

5. To attach the wings, tape a skewer to the back of each wing, leaving a 2-inch point exposed, and push it into the pumpkin on each side.


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  1. This is SO great! Love how they turned out. Photography is gorgeous as well!

  2. AAAH! these are awesome!!!!!!

  3. Julia@Cuckoo4Design says:

    So so cute and fun!

  4. These are fantastic! Such a brilliant idea. 🙂
    Visiting from the Pumpkin Parade. =D

  5. These are too cool! Such a clever idea!

    Thanks for linking to the Pumpkin Parade. Please link to one of the hosts in the post – we’re choosing the favorites to feature on our blogs this week!

  6. You are seriously full of some amazing pumpkin crafts! Love these! 🙂