Frugal and easy, make this cute bat craft using Halloween Dollar Store Decor and Crafts. This Halloween Preschool Craft involves the magical process of tie dye coffee filters and uses Dollar Tree Craft Supplies.
Dollar Tree Halloween Cute Bat Craft
This year was the year of Dollar Tree Halloween Crafts. We first brought you a tutorial on How to Make a Sugar Skull using Dollar Tree Halloween Decor. Next we taught you how to make your own Halloween Dollar Tree Wreath. Our point, pull out that $20 bill and run to the Dollar Store. Three crafts will give you the ultimate and adorable Easy Halloween Decor for your home.
Dollar Store Halloween Decorations
I am really in love with Dollar Store Halloween Decorations. The Dollar Tree Halloween Shop at DollarTree.com is quite impressive and there are so many items even in the non seasonal decor you could pick up to create the cutest Halloween decorations. That is exactly what we did with our cute bat craft. Using googly eyes, clothes pins, coffee filters and markers, we created a little treasure to be remembered year after year. We share an easy step by step tutorial for coffee filter tie dye using markers, water and you guessed it, coffee filters!
This cute Halloween bat craft for kids is incredibly easy. We think it makes a cute preschool Halloween Craft but I know my elementary aged kids would have fun jumping in the activity too!
Cute Bat Craft Supplies
These clothespin cute bats can be put together in just 20 minutes with materials that you probably already have at home. The tie dye is created with coffee filters and markers, which is a magical process that the kiddos (and adults) will become addicted to! I bet we see you doing this with other Tie Dye Crafts for the Kids (and adults!).
Dollar Tree Halloween Supplies
- Dollar Store Clothespins
- Dollar Store Coffee Filters
- Dollar Store Wiggle Eyes
- Dollar Store Washable Markers – we used Black, Blue and Purple
- Dollar Store Spray Bottle for Water
- Dollar Store Scissors
Additional Halloween Craft Supplies
- Liquid Glue with fine tip applicator (see below)
- Non-Stick Craft Mat or Large Plastic Zip Top Bag
- Black Cardstock
- White Gel Pen (see below)
- Scrap of Cardboard
- Acrylic Craft Paint in Black
- Optional: Black Sharpie Marker
Two items every crafter needs are Gel Pens and Liquid Glue with fine tip applicator! We swear by the Multi-Purpose Tombow MONO Multi Liquid Glue. For this cute bat craft, we used the Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen. It stands bright against the black.
Preschool Halloween Craft Directions
First, flatten round coffee filters and apply several colors of washable markers in a variety of patterns. We used black, blue and purple markers. Keep in mind, your colors will bleed or make a tie dye pattern so no need to speed to much time on the talent of the coloring.
Next, place your colored coffee filter on craft mat and spritz with water to watch the magic! Set your coffee filters aside to dry.
While you filters are drying, clip the clothespins on a scrap of cardboard and paint all sides with black craft paint and paintbrush. Set aside to dry.
Tip: You can also color your clothespins with black Sharpie marker for an instantly dried body!
When everything is dry, attach wiggle eyes using the fine tip applicator.
Draw mouth and fangs with white gel pen. Set aside to dry.
When your filter is dry, fold dry coffee filter in fourths and cut a scallop edge with scissors to create a bat wing
Next, unfold filter to half and cut a 3” slit up from the scalloped edge.
Lastly, open clothespin and insert your coffee filter wings. Cut ears from black card stock, apply to top of clothespin with liquid glue. Hold tightly in place to stick.
You have created your first bat. Make sure to create a colony of bats this Halloween with the kiddos! It’s fun to hang them and let them float in your child’s room or even at a common place window.
Enjoy and happy crafting!
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