Toddler Activities: Halloween Bat Mobile


Ready for some Halloween decorations? This easy to make bat is a cute classroom craft.


halloween bat mobile
  • Black Construction paper 9 x 12 inches (two per bat)

  • Free Printable Bat Pattern

  • Toilet Paper Roll (1 per bat)

  • Elmer's Glue or Craft Glue

  • Wiggly Eyes

  • Fishing line, bead string or yarn

  • Stapler (need a thin hand stapler) or packing/mailing tape.

  • Hanger

  • Scissors

  • Black tissue

  • Stapler

  • Art smock or old shirt


  • Cut black construction paper to wrap the toilet paper roll. Approximately 4.5 inches x 6.5 inches.
  • Glue on to the toilet paper roll with Elmer's or craft glue. You might want to staple to hold paper down if you have a narrow hand held stapler or clip with a clothespin to dry securely.
  • Cut string to desired length and staple or tape the string or yarn securely to the middle of the roll. If you are using tape, use a packing tape for better hold.
  • how to fold toilet paper roll bat pattern
  • Printable Bat Pattern
  • Print out pattern and cut pattern out. Fold black construction paper in half. Place on fold as shown. Cut bat out.
  • Open bat shape and lay on the roll. Find the middle where you placed the string. Using tip of sharp scissors, poke a small hole in the back of the bat and string from underneath. (Adult step)
  • Glue bat to the roll.
  • Crumple a small piece of black tissue and stuff the ends of the roll to hide the openings. (optional)
  • Bat is ready to hang from doorway or from a hanger.

Tips and Suggestions

  • Vary the length of the string for multiple bats for a more interesting display.
  • Add some spider web decoration to cover the hanger
  • If you want to angle some down or up, tape a coin to the inside of the toilet paper roll.

Educational Tip

Read a Halloween story about bats or read a non fiction book to learn more facts about bats. Introduce the word nocturnal.