Make a Bat Costume on the Fly

For a child who decides to be a bat last-minute, try this quick costume idea.
Kid's Halloween Bat and Witch Costumes

Kid's Halloween Bat and Witch Costumes

Materials and Tools:

black felt
scissors
black sweatshirt
black sweatpants

Steps:

1. Have the child lie down on the felt on the floor with their arms stretched out to the sides. Cut out the shape of bat wings along their arms, almost reaching to their feet.

2. Cut two long ties out of the remaining felt for around the neck and two short bands of felt to use as straps to hold the bat wings on their arms.

 3. Sew the long straps about three inches to either side of the top center point (these will tie in front loosely around their neck) and the short ties onto the inside of the bat wings so the child can slip each arm through for flapping.

4. Cut the mask out of felt and sew, and sew felt strips (or ribbon) to the sides to tie it in place.

Keep Reading

Next Up

Easy-to-Make Magnetic Spiders

Rearrange these creepy crawlies over and over all month long.

How to Make Black Cat Pumpkins

Welcome trick-or-treaters and Halloween guests to your door with a litter of black cat pumpkins. These carve-free kitties are easy to craft, making them a fun project for older children or small kids with a little help from a crafty adult.

Halloween Decorating Idea: Make a Candy Topiary

Cover inexpensive foam topiary forms with fondant and candy to create a sweet Halloween decoration or centerpiece that kids will love helping to craft.

How to Make 3 Spooky Mason Jars for Halloween

Take your Halloween haunting to the next level with these spooky Mason jars.

Make an Easy Coffee Filter Banner for Halloween

Turn brown coffee filters and our free printable template into a cute Halloween banner in a snap.

How to Make a Halloween Applique Pillow

This oh-so-cute felt pillow requires basic sewing skills and will bring a handmade touch to your Halloween decor.

How to Make a Haunted Terrarium for Halloween

Add a little Halloween "spirit" to your kitchen counter. All you need is a large glass jar, basic craft supplies and a little imagination. This easy project is perfect to do with kids, they'll love coming up with ideas for spooky details.

Hoodie Halloween Costume: Frog

Your trick-or-treater will be hopping with excitement over this fun frog costume. A hoodie, felt and a few other inexpensive materials are all you need to craft a warm, cozy costume for your little tadpole.

Creepy Specimen Art

Create art that's perfect to decorate the house for Halloween and then leave up in a boy's room year round.

Candy Corn Wreath

Create a festive Halloween wreath for under $5.

On TV

Log Cabin Living

6:30am | 5:30c

Log Cabin Living

7:30am | 6:30c

Fixer Upper

8am | 7c

Fixer Upper

9am | 8c

Fixer Upper

10am | 9c

Fixer Upper

11am | 10c

Fixer Upper

12pm | 11c

Desert Flippers

1:30pm | 12:30c

Desert Flippers

2:30pm | 1:30c

Desert Flippers

3:30pm | 2:30c

Flip or Flop

4:30pm | 3:30c

Flip or Flop

5:30pm | 4:30c

Flip or Flop

6:30pm | 5:30c

Flip or Flop

7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Flip or Flop

8pm | 7c

Flip or Flop

8:30pm | 7:30c

Flip or Flop Atlanta

9:30pm | 8:30c

House Hunters

10pm | 9c

House Hunters

11pm | 10c

House Hunters

11:30pm | 10:30c

Flip or Flop Atlanta

12:30am | 11:30c

House Hunters

1am | 12c

House Hunters

2:30am | 1:30c

Flip or Flop

3:30am | 2:30c

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.