Coffee Filter Bats

Cute and easy DIY Coffee Filter Bats are a fun kids craft for Halloween! They are darky, spooky, yet fun to display. Pick your colors to make each one unique. Best part is they double as a science experiment when the kids learn how colors bleed together and mix.

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Make a dozen of them and hang them up for inexpensive DIY Halloween decorations. The kids will be so proud of them.

Coffee Filter Bats on light background

It’s Halloween season and I’m seeing bat décor all of the place, but instead of buying the bats make your own! All you need is coffee filters, clothespin and markers to create these easy Coffee Filter Bats.

The kids will have a blast making them and it will keep them entertained.

It’s the perfect Halloween art project for classrooms or to make during Halloween parties!

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Supplies Needed for Coffee Filter Bats

How to Make Bats out of Coffee Filters

Once you have your supplies gathered it’s time to make the bats!

I love that this craft can involved all children from young to old. Young kids will love coloring the coffee filters and they can scribble because you want all the colors to bleed together anyways.

They will also have fun spritzing the colored coffee filters with water and seeing the colors blend too!

Older kids can make this easy Halloween craft all on their own and assist with the younger kids.

The first step is to fold your coffee filter in half.

Next, color on your coffee filter with markers. We recommend washable markers so they bleed together better. For a spookier look we went with darker colors, but you can use whatever colors you want for your bats!

After the coffee filter is colored spritz it with water just until the colors bleed together. Then let it dry completely.

After the coffee filter is dry cut three half circles on each side like shown in the image above.

Then color your clothespin with black marker and draw to eyes and a smile on it with the white gel pen.

Scrunch the center of your coffee filter to create bat wings and clip it with the clothespin.

Repeat until you have the desired amount of coffee filter bats to decorate with!

Pro Tips

  • Make sure not to overspray the coffee filter or it could tear.
  • If you do not want to wait for the coffee filter to air dry, palace in the oven at 200
    degrees F for 5 minutes.
Finished Coffee Filter Bat Craft

More Halloween Activities!

  • Cute, festive Candy Corn Craft is an easy kids craft for fall. Turn construction paper into this easy fall craft that the kids will love making. It only takes 15 minutes for this quick and easy craft!
  • Turn an empty paper towel roll into an adorable bat! The kids will have so much fun creating this one.
  • The kids will need snacks when they create these Halloween crafts. Make sure to let them make Oreo Spiders.

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Coffee Filter Bats

Cute and easy DIY Coffee Filter Bats are an easy Halloween craft the kids will love to make.
Print Pin Rate
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Drying Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 1 bat

Instructions

  • Fold a coffee filter in half then color on it with assorted markers.
  • Spritz the coffee filter with water until the colors start to bleed into each other.
  • Allow the coffee filter to dry.
  • Once dry, cut three half circles on each side of the coffee filter.
  • Color your clothespin with black marker then draw two eyes and smile with the white gel
    pen.
  • Scrunch the center of your bat wings and clip it with the clothes pin.
  • Repeat until you have your desired amount of coffee filter bats!

Notes

  • Make sure not to overspray the coffee filter or it could tear.
  • If you do not want to wait for the coffee filter to air dry, palace in the oven at 200
    degrees F for 5 minutes.
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