Clothespin Bats

We are getting excited for all the spooky fun of Halloween with this super simple Clothespin Bats Craft! Who knew bats could be so colorful and cute? We’ve included a Free Printable Bat Wings Template, as well.

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I love how quick it is to make a whole rainbow of these fun bats. Then simply insert the wings into the clamp of the clothespin for a great way to hold onto those Halloween invitations, spooky cards, or separate homework. You can fold the wings up, too, to make it look like they’re in flight!

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Are you feeling batty? Be sure to check out our Spoon Bats Craft, Bottle Cap Bats, Paper Plate Bat Craft, Craft Stick Bats, and our Bat Treat Bags. Bats everywhere!

clothespin bats craft supplies needed

To make our Clothespin Bats Craft you will need our Bat Wings Template, regular wooden clothespins, acrylic paints in a variety of colors, black cardstock, a black sharpie, and scissors.

Make a Halloween Bat with a Clothespin

Supplies needed:

  • Bat Wings Template
  • Clothespins
  • Acrylic paint – red, green, purple, blue, orange, pink, etc.
  • Black cardstock
  • Black sharpie, fine point
  • Scissors

Begin by painting the clothespins a variety of colors.

painted clothespins

These were so fun and quick, we painted ours every color we have on hand. Try to get in to every crevice. Let dry.

trace wings template

While the clothespins are drying, print the Bat Wings Template. Cut out. Fold in half and fold a sheet of black cardstock in half, too. Slide the folded template over the fold, and trace the template with a pencil.

cut out wings template

Cut out the wings and unfold.

eyes and fangs drawn with black sharpie

Using a fine point black sharpie, make 2 simple dots on the dry clothespin for the eyes and 2 V’s for the fangs.

wings inserted in clamp of clothespin

Now insert the wings at the fold into the clamp of the clothespin, as far as it will go. You can glue to secure if you need.

bat craft closeup

Fold the wings up to make it look as if they’re in flight.

finished clothespin bats

These bats are truly spook-tacular!

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Be sure to check out all of our not-very-frightful, but lots of fun Halloween crafts for kids at Our Kid Things!

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