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Free Printable Bat Outline Templates

Halloween is coming so it’s time for some printable bat outlines! These bat templates are available as plain outlines, filled in black bats, and cute bats with eyes. With several sizes to choose from, there’s a printable bat outline for all your decorating and crafting needs this Halloween season!

A friend of ours hates bats with a passion. I’d love to attract more bats at our place since they eat insects! I keep thinking about installing a bat house…maybe I’ll actually even get around to it one of these days. It’s funny how polarizing such a small creature can be!

No matter how you feel about bats in general, I hope you enjoy these free printable bat outline templates!


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If you don’t like bats and think they’re only for Halloween, I hope you read a bit more about how important bats are. Did you know that they’re pollinators for a lot of favorite crops like avocados, mangos, and peaches?

Plus bats eat mosquitoes! If that’s not a good reason to install a bat house, I don’t know what is.

Alright, enough about bats – let’s get to some bat craft ideas and the free printables!

Halloween bat template craft ideas

There are so many things you can do with these bat outlines! Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Use them as stencils or templates and trace them onto construction paper for craft projects.
  • Print the blank outlines and use them as coloring pages or let your little ones embellish them with fun things like googly eyes.
  • Cut out the filled in bat templates and use them do decorate a no carve pumpkin, a wreath, or your mantle.
  • Turn them into ornaments for a Halloween tree.
  • Use a bat as a template for a thumbprint painting.
  • Trace around a bat to use it instead of a cookie cutter for bat-shaped Halloween cookies or to make salt dough ornaments.
  • Trace bats onto craft foam to make outdoor decorations for your porch or trees.
  • Use shrink film to make keychains or bag charms.
  • Make felt bats for your felt story board.

Tip: If you’re going to print a template and then trace it, it’s best to print on cardstock

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cute bat hanging up side down

Free printable bat outline templates

Y’all know me – I have to create all the versions of any template I decide to make! There are so many different bats to pick from!

There are several styles and shapes, including an extra large 10″ bat template. If there’s a missing size you’d like to see, please leave a comment and I’ll get something made for you.

As a reminder – these bats are available free for personal use. This means with your family, in your own classroom, with your scout troop, etc. You are not licensed to redistribute the digital file or the printables to others – please just refer folks to this post so they can download their own copy!

The images are just low resolution previews. Please use the download links to get the PDFs from Google Drive. If you’d rather not click on every single one, head on over to the Member’s Resource Library to grab all the bat printables in one handy file. 

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3″ filled in bat templates

3" filled bats

3″ bat outlines

3 inch bat outlines

4″ bats (these bats have a slightly different shape for some variety!)

4" bats

4″ bat outlines

4" bat-outlines

6″ filled bat templates

6" filled bats

6″ bat outlines

6" bat-outline

6″ bats with eyes

6" bats-with-eyes

7″ cute vampire bats

7" cute-vampire-bats

10″ filled in bat

10" bat-template

10″ bat outline

10" bat-outline

10″ bat with eyes

10" bat-with-eyes

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{ 3 comments… add one }
  • Kostas October 20, 2019, 05:07

    Thank you!!

  • Rose September 3, 2019, 16:00

    I’ve never been a huge fan of bats. But we have tons of them in our neighborhood, and they are neat to watch as the sun sets. Of course, I’m always in favor of fewer mosquitoes, too!

    I love bat templates for greeting cards and home decor. I’ve created a few hanging bats displays for Halloween over the years.

    • Natasha September 5, 2019, 07:23

      I wouldn’t keep a bat as a pet or anything, but as someone who currently has about 12 bug bites I’d certainly appreciate fewer mosquitos!

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