DIY Toilet Paper Tube Bats
Learn to make spooky bats with this DIY! These Halloween decorations are made from up-cycled toilet paper tubes and are so fun to make.
Is my house a bat cave? Maybe! 🦇 I’ve become obsessed with making these cute and easy bats from toilet paper tubes! It’s a simple craft project that is great for kids! Learn how to make your own with this quick tutorial.
- Toilet Paper Tubes
- Black Paint
- Black Paper
- Hot Glue
- Googly Eyes
- Paint Brush
We have everything you need for DIY projects, from glue, to paint & brushes!
Step 1: Paint Your Toilet Paper Tubes Black
Pour a little black paint into your palette.
Paint your tube all over. Let it dry completely.
Step 2: Glue Your String
Apply a drop of hot glue on the inside edge of your tube
Carefully press the end of your string in the glue.
Step 3: Fold Your Tube
With your thumb, press in one half of the top of the tube. It will create a curved fold.
Repeat on the other side.
Fold in the string side of your tube.
Gluing the string first makes sure the string is inside the tube.
Step 4: Cut Out Bat Wings
Fold a piece of black paper in half.
Use a pencil to draw one half of a wing shape with the wing’s center at your fold.
Cut out your shape with scissors.
Unfold to reveal the shape.
Step 5: Glue Your Wings
Add a line of glue running vertically on your tube.
Place the folded part of the wing on the glue and press for a few seconds.
Step 6: Add Googly Eyes
My googly eyes are little stickers! Peel of the backing and stick. If your eyes are NOT stickers, simply glue them on.
Tip: For an extra spooky look, choose eyes of different sizes!
Step 7: Decorate your bat cave!
Yes! I love my little bats! I will hang them in all our windows and make my house the cutest and spookiest one on our block.