DIY Bat Costume for Kids: Bat Wings and Bat Ears

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DIY Bat Costume for Kids: Bat Wings and Bat Ears

Here’s a simple DIY bat costume you can make from just a few materials. The felt bat wings and headband ears are a perfect Halloween costume or can be a fun prop for imaginative play!

A few weeks ago I made some from felt. I had some black felt leftover and thought it would be fun to try to make some bat wings. And to complete the bat costume, I felt we needed a cute bat ear headband.

DIY Bat Costume for Kids: Bat Wings and Bat Ears

There’s a few different variations on the wings based on what you’ll be using them for so be sure to read the pros and cons to each option before deciding which you’d like to make. As with the monarch butterfly wings, there’s very little sewing- just a few stitches to secure on the elastic loops for wearing.

Homemade Halloween Costumes: Bat Wings & Ears

Materials for Plain Bat Wing Costume

- Sewing machine or sewing needle

Option #2: For Glitter Wings You’ll Also Need:

DIY Bat Costume for Kids: Bat Wings and Bat Ears

Option #3: For Duck Tape Wings You’ll Also Need:

Materials For Headband Bat Ears

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Directions for All Bat Wing Options

1. Draw half of a bat wing shape on the posterboard using pencil and cut it out.

DIY Bat Costume for Kids: Bat Wings and Bat Ears

2. Take your piece of and fold it in half. I had to fold mine in half diagonally for the wing to fit. Place the center edge of the wing template along the folded edge of the black felt. Pin it in place.

3. Cut the black felt around the template. Unpin the cardboard and unfold the black felt to reveal your bat wings.

4. Now it’s time to sew on the elastic. We’ll be making two large loops in the center of the wings to place arms through and a small loop for the tip of each wing to place the thumbs through.

5. Take your two long pieces of black elastic and fold them in half forming a loop with each one. Pin them to the wings with the cut edges in the center top of the bat wings.

6. Cut out a small rectangle from your leftover black fabric. Place it on top of the elastic ends to cover them up. Sew around the entire rectangle, securing both elastic pieces in place.

DIY Bat Costume for Kids: Bat Wings and Bat Ears

7. Now that the arm loops are sewn in place, it’s time to attach the thumb loops. Take one of the 4 inch pieces of black elastic and form it into a loop. Pin it at the end of one wing. Pin the loop in place. Do this for the other loop on the remaining side.

This is how the inside of the finished bat wings look.

9. Now that the elastic loops are sewn on, it’s time to decorate the bat wings! There are 3 options…

OPTION #1: Leave the bat wings plain .

– No need to buy additional materials

DIY Bat Costume for Kids: Bat Wings and Bat Ears

– Not as fancy as the other two options

– I’m thinking eventually the tape will start peeling off over time . If this happens, you could just peel it off and leave the bat wings plain.

Directions for Duck Tape Bat Wings

1. Place strips of duck tape on the bat wings where you’d like the lines to be. Make sure the strips of tape are hanging over the edges of the felt.

2. Once you’ve finished, trim off the tape that’s hanging over the edges.

DIY Bat Costume for Kids: Bat Wings and Bat Ears

3. Press the tape firmly into place.

– Very cute and bold looking!

– Perfect if you’re planning on just wearing a few times .

– Glitter. Glitter is sure to constantly fall off the wings as your child is wearing them.

– I don’t think the glitter will outlast lots and lots of wear.

DIY Bat Costume for Kids: Bat Wings and Bat Ears

Directions for Glittery Bat Wings

1. Use masking tape to outline the area where you’d like your glitter lines to be. Make sure to press the tape down firmly.

2. Spray the adhesive glue liberally between the taped lines.

3. Sprinkle your glitter liberally over the glue. Use a small piece of paper to press down the glitter into the glue.

4. Carefully peel off the tape to reveal the lines of glitter.

DIY Bat Costume for Kids: Bat Wings and Bat Ears

We made black glitter lines on the outside of the wings and silver on the inside. The silver definitely stands out more. If I were to make another pair, I’d probably only use silver glitter and only do the outside of the wings. The glitter on the inside has to withstand a lot of rubbing when being worn.

Directions for Bat Ear Headband

1. Cut out two bat ear shapes from your black felt scraps leftover from the wings.

2. Make two snips at the bottom of each ear about 3/4 inch-1 inch long.

3. Fold the snipped edges over and glue in place to make the ears stand.

DIY Bat Costume for Kids: Bat Wings and Bat Ears

4. Trim off felt hanging over the edges.

5. Glue ears onto the black headband.

These wings and ears make a great bat costume. You can pair them with some black leggings or pants and a black top, and you’re ready to go!

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I LOVE LOVE LOVE all the variations! Fantastic job!! I’m sure you’ll inspire a lot of people to tackle this for an easy, last-minute costume.

DIY Bat Costume for Kids: Bat Wings and Bat Ears

Thank you so much, Rachelle! I actually enjoyed making them, and Lucy is loving them even more !

What cute wings! I love that you have several different variations!

Wonderful! I love that you provided so many variations – they are all cute! We have Halloween costumes chosen, but may make these for dress up!

Great job! Looks like your daughter loves her costume! Found your post through Mom’s Library.

Thanks so much, Erin! Lucy loves anything for dressing up- including these wings! Now if I could just get my anti-costume 2 year old to wear them!

DIY Bat Costume for Kids: Bat Wings and Bat Ears

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You are here: / / / DIY Bat Costume for Kids: Bat Wings and Bat Ears

DIY Bat Costume for Kids: Bat Wings and Bat Ears

Here’s a simple DIY bat costume you can make from just a few materials. The felt bat wings and headband ears are a perfect Halloween costume or can be a fun prop for imaginative play!

A few weeks ago I made some from felt. I had some black felt leftover and thought it would be fun to try to make some bat wings. And to complete the bat costume, I felt we needed a cute bat ear headband.

DIY Bat Costume for Kids: Bat Wings and Bat Ears

There’s a few different variations on the wings based on what you’ll be using them for so be sure to read the pros and cons to each option before deciding which you’d like to make. As with the monarch butterfly wings, there’s very little sewing- just a few stitches to secure on the elastic loops for wearing.

Homemade Halloween Costumes: Bat Wings & Ears

Materials for Plain Bat Wing Costume

- Sewing machine or sewing needle

Option #2: For Glitter Wings You’ll Also Need:

DIY Bat Costume for Kids: Bat Wings and Bat Ears

Option #3: For Duck Tape Wings You’ll Also Need:

Materials For Headband Bat Ears

---------------------------------------------------------------

Directions for All Bat Wing Options

1. Draw half of a bat wing shape on the posterboard using pencil and cut it out.

DIY Bat Costume for Kids: Bat Wings and Bat Ears

2. Take your piece of and fold it in half. I had to fold mine in half diagonally for the wing to fit. Place the center edge of the wing template along the folded edge of the black felt. Pin it in place.

3. Cut the black felt around the template. Unpin the cardboard and unfold the black felt to reveal your bat wings.

4. Now it’s time to sew on the elastic. We’ll be making two large loops in the center of the wings to place arms through and a small loop for the tip of each wing to place the thumbs through.

5. Take your two long pieces of black elastic and fold them in half forming a loop with each one. Pin them to the wings with the cut edges in the center top of the bat wings.

6. Cut out a small rectangle from your leftover black fabric. Place it on top of the elastic ends to cover them up. Sew around the entire rectangle, securing both elastic pieces in place.

DIY Bat Costume for Kids: Bat Wings and Bat Ears

7. Now that the arm loops are sewn in place, it’s time to attach the thumb loops. Take one of the 4 inch pieces of black elastic and form it into a loop. Pin it at the end of one wing. Pin the loop in place. Do this for the other loop on the remaining side.

This is how the inside of the finished bat wings look.

9. Now that the elastic loops are sewn on, it’s time to decorate the bat wings! There are 3 options…

OPTION #1: Leave the bat wings plain .

– No need to buy additional materials

DIY Bat Costume for Kids: Bat Wings and Bat Ears

– Not as fancy as the other two options

– I’m thinking eventually the tape will start peeling off over time . If this happens, you could just peel it off and leave the bat wings plain.

Directions for Duck Tape Bat Wings

1. Place strips of duck tape on the bat wings where you’d like the lines to be. Make sure the strips of tape are hanging over the edges of the felt.

2. Once you’ve finished, trim off the tape that’s hanging over the edges.

DIY Bat Costume for Kids: Bat Wings and Bat Ears

3. Press the tape firmly into place.

– Very cute and bold looking!

– Perfect if you’re planning on just wearing a few times .

– Glitter. Glitter is sure to constantly fall off the wings as your child is wearing them.

– I don’t think the glitter will outlast lots and lots of wear.

DIY Bat Costume for Kids: Bat Wings and Bat Ears

Directions for Glittery Bat Wings

1. Use masking tape to outline the area where you’d like your glitter lines to be. Make sure to press the tape down firmly.

2. Spray the adhesive glue liberally between the taped lines.

3. Sprinkle your glitter liberally over the glue. Use a small piece of paper to press down the glitter into the glue.

4. Carefully peel off the tape to reveal the lines of glitter.

DIY Bat Costume for Kids: Bat Wings and Bat Ears

We made black glitter lines on the outside of the wings and silver on the inside. The silver definitely stands out more. If I were to make another pair, I’d probably only use silver glitter and only do the outside of the wings. The glitter on the inside has to withstand a lot of rubbing when being worn.

Directions for Bat Ear Headband

1. Cut out two bat ear shapes from your black felt scraps leftover from the wings.

2. Make two snips at the bottom of each ear about 3/4 inch-1 inch long.

3. Fold the snipped edges over and glue in place to make the ears stand.

DIY Bat Costume for Kids: Bat Wings and Bat Ears

4. Trim off felt hanging over the edges.

5. Glue ears onto the black headband.

These wings and ears make a great bat costume. You can pair them with some black leggings or pants and a black top, and you’re ready to go!

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I LOVE LOVE LOVE all the variations! Fantastic job!! I’m sure you’ll inspire a lot of people to tackle this for an easy, last-minute costume.

DIY Bat Costume for Kids: Bat Wings and Bat Ears

Thank you so much, Rachelle! I actually enjoyed making them, and Lucy is loving them even more !

What cute wings! I love that you have several different variations!

Wonderful! I love that you provided so many variations – they are all cute! We have Halloween costumes chosen, but may make these for dress up!

Great job! Looks like your daughter loves her costume! Found your post through Mom’s Library.

Thanks so much, Erin! Lucy loves anything for dressing up- including these wings! Now if I could just get my anti-costume 2 year old to wear them!

DIY Bat Costume for Kids: Bat Wings and Bat Ears

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You are here: / / / DIY Bat Costume for Kids: Bat Wings and Bat Ears

DIY Bat Costume for Kids: Bat Wings and Bat Ears

Here’s a simple DIY bat costume you can make from just a few materials. The felt bat wings and headband ears are a perfect Halloween costume or can be a fun prop for imaginative play!

A few weeks ago I made some from felt. I had some black felt leftover and thought it would be fun to try to make some bat wings. And to complete the bat costume, I felt we needed a cute bat ear headband.

DIY Bat Costume for Kids: Bat Wings and Bat Ears

There’s a few different variations on the wings based on what you’ll be using them for so be sure to read the pros and cons to each option before deciding which you’d like to make. As with the monarch butterfly wings, there’s very little sewing- just a few stitches to secure on the elastic loops for wearing.

Homemade Halloween Costumes: Bat Wings & Ears

Materials for Plain Bat Wing Costume

- Sewing machine or sewing needle

Option #2: For Glitter Wings You’ll Also Need:

DIY Bat Costume for Kids: Bat Wings and Bat Ears

Option #3: For Duck Tape Wings You’ll Also Need:

Materials For Headband Bat Ears

---------------------------------------------------------------

Directions for All Bat Wing Options

1. Draw half of a bat wing shape on the posterboard using pencil and cut it out.

DIY Bat Costume for Kids: Bat Wings and Bat Ears

2. Take your piece of and fold it in half. I had to fold mine in half diagonally for the wing to fit. Place the center edge of the wing template along the folded edge of the black felt. Pin it in place.

3. Cut the black felt around the template. Unpin the cardboard and unfold the black felt to reveal your bat wings.

4. Now it’s time to sew on the elastic. We’ll be making two large loops in the center of the wings to place arms through and a small loop for the tip of each wing to place the thumbs through.

5. Take your two long pieces of black elastic and fold them in half forming a loop with each one. Pin them to the wings with the cut edges in the center top of the bat wings.

6. Cut out a small rectangle from your leftover black fabric. Place it on top of the elastic ends to cover them up. Sew around the entire rectangle, securing both elastic pieces in place.

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