How cute is this lollipop bat? Crafts are a great way to get the kids excited for Halloween. And what better craft is there than ones you can eat!? These bats would make great party favors or even displayed in a treat bowl for some spooky decor.
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Supplies to make a lollipop bat:
- Round lollipops (I used Dum Dums)
- Black tissue paper
- Black construction paper or cardstock
- Black pipe cleaners
- Googly eyes
- Small paintbrush
- White paint
- Bat wing template (download here)
The first step is to cut a piece of black tissue paper to approximately a 4 inch square. Depending on how thick your tissue paper is, you may need two layers in order to fully cover the lollipop wrapper.
Wrap the tissue paper around the top of the lollipop and secure with a black pipe cleaner. I found that I only needed about half of a pipe cleaner for this part.
Trim the tissue paper if needed so that there isn’t too much excess hanging off the bottom underneath the pipe cleaner.
Download the bat wing template below. The pdf is sized to print on an 8.5×11 inch piece of printer paper or cardstock. Each page will print 12 templates, however you can definitely reuse the same one multiple times.
Cut out the bat wings and with a pencil, trace the template onto a piece of black cardstock or construction paper. Repeat as many times as needed and then cut out all of the black bat wings.
Download bat wing template here.
Put a dab of glue in the middle of the bat wings and place the lollipop on top. Wait a few minutes for it to dry before moving on to the next step.
Using a small paintbrush and white acrylic paint, carefully create two fangs on the fats face. Next, glue on two googly eyes. If you’re doing this craft with very small children, you can definitely paint on the eyes instead of using googly eyes to prevent a choking hazard.
Repeat the steps above to create a whole bunch of spooky (and tasty) lollipop bats!