Coffee Filter Halloween Bat Crafts

These coffee filter bat crafts are perfect for Halloween or spooky parties. They are quick, easy and fairly inexpensive so you can make several to hang around the house, clothing or anywhere you want to scare someone. With some coffee filters, water colors and accessories you can have these bats up and flying in no time.


  • 1 Coffee filter per bat
  • 1 Wooden clothes Pin per bat
  • Black, purple, red water colors
  • Black or purple acrylic paint
  • Wiggle eyes
  • White or red Paper
  • White glue
  • Scissors
  • Wax paper

How to Make a Coffee Filter Bat Crafts

Step 1: Using the acrylic paint, paint your clothes pin either black or purple (or the color scheme of your choice). Set aside and let it dry.

Tip: You may want to give this a second coat once it is dry.

Step 2: Lay out a piece of wax paper on you work table. Be sure it is slightly bigger than your coffee filter.

Step 3: Cut the coffee filter in half. Lay both halves on the wax paper.

Step 4: Using your water colors, paint one half filter black and the other purple. Or you can use red and black, blue and black or even purple and red. The color choice is up to you.

Step 5: Let the filters dry completely. Take both halves of the coffee filter and place one on top of the other. We placed the black on top but you can put the purple on top.

Step 6: Pinch the coffee filters on the straight edge in the center. Open your clothespin and place a drop of glue and clamp the gathered section of the coffee filters in the clothespin.

Step 7: Make the coffee filters look like bat wings by cutting out half moon shapes coming to a pointed end.

Step 8: Glue two small wiggle eyes to the front of the clothespin. Optional: Cut two small fangs using white or red paper and glue these to the front of the clothespin underneath the front of the clothespin.

Be creative and try different colors. You can even blend a couple of colors together on one coffee filter instead of cutting it in half. We used food coloring on one of our bats and water colors on the other. Both turned out very colorful and scary for Halloween.