Bat trick or treat bag

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Halloween is a fabulous, and fun time for the kids. So we have another little crafting activity for you to help make things a little special. You can use this bat trick or treat bag to either hide your Halloween treats around the house in, or make slightly bigger bags if you are able and happy to trick or treat with your child.

Bat Trick or Treat Bag

What do you need for your bat trick or treat bag

  1. Coloured craft papers,
  2. Craft glue,
  3. Pencil,
  4. Scissors,
  5. Bat treat bag template, scroll down to the bottom of the post to download this by clicking on the circular image of the template.
 bat trick

How to make your bat trick or treat bag

To help you on your way, we do have a little video for you here to take a look at – so do check this out first, but just in case, we also have written instructions for you for this as well.

1. Grab the right coloured card to make your bag with

Select black, brown, white and pink colored craft paper for the bat treat bag craft. I’m using a 6 inches X 9 inches (you can keep this ratio) from the paper selected for the bag.

black paper for your bat
2. Fold the black paper for your bat in half

Leave 1cm intact and then fold the paper into half lengthwise and attach the open sides to close that end. Simply fold up the intact 1 cm part over the other open end and glue them together.

bat treat bag
3. Fold the ends of your bat treat bag

Fold up 2 inches of the paper from either open ends.

Start forming your bag's base
4. Start forming your bag’s base

Open the folded part from the bottom middle part and flatten the sides as neatly as possible. This will form 2 triangles on both sides.

Fold down the base of the bag
5. Fold down the base of the bag

Fold the top open pointy end of the flap halfway towards the inside.

Complete the other side of the base of your bag
6. Complete the other side of the base of your bag

Similarly, fold the other side towards the inside and overlap it with the previous part. Apply glue on the folded parts to close that end (this is the bottom side of the paper bag). 

Match the 2 opposite corners
Match the 2 opposite corners
7. Create the sides of your bag

Match the 2 opposite corners of the squares on both sides (of the bottom side) and create a crease on the bag on both sides.

Match the 2 opposite corners
8. Complete the bag edges, and cut out the curved shape

Open the last folds and flatten the bag neatly. Use scissors to cut a curved border along the top side of the paper bag.

Complete the bag edges, and cut out the curved shape
9 Cut out the elements of the bat

Trace and cut out the bat wings, ears, fangs and eyes from the template.

 Cut out the elements of the bat
10. Add the wings to your bag

Attach the wing patterns on both sides of the paper bag.

Add the wings to your bag
11. Add the other embellishments to finish off the bat!

Attach the rest of the cutouts (ears, eyes and fangs) on the paper bag to complete the bat paper bag craft.

Add the other embellishments to finish off the bat!

Isn’t this little fellow utterly adorable in every way – not a scary bat in sight for this little Halloween character?!?!

not a scary bat in sight

If you want to download the bat template for the activity, click on the circular image below…..

 the bat template for the activity

We hope you enjoy making this trick or treat bag. We have lots of Halloween activities for kids, why not take. a look at some of them today?

Halloween craft ideas for kids

If you are a Halloween fan, these Halloween craft ideas for kids, alongside some of our printables are perfect for making sure your Halloween goes as spookily as you want it to.

As always, there are other Halloween ideas to take a look at too, off the KiddyCharts’ site…

Halloween craft ideas for kids off site

If you don't know where to start off site in looking for Halloween ideas for the kids - why not take a look at these?

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Helen

For the full details of the craft – do check out this simple version of the idea:

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Grab your materials
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Cut the bag out
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Start folding the bag
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This forms the bottom of the bag…
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Fold over to create the base
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Another fold to make it more secure
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Stick your base down
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Create the bag edges
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Use scissors to curve the edges
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Cut out your embellishments
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Add the wings
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Complete your bat bag!
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Voila 😎 🦇
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