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How to Draw a Hanging Bat

Students can learn how to draw a bat in their famous resting position, hanging upside down. When it is based on simple shapes, students of all ages can enjoy drawing one.

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Drawing of a Bat, colored with crayons
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Preview of the step by step bat drawing tutorial
Draw a bat
Students can enjoy a book about Bats, before drawing one
Bat Coloring Page (click on image to open)

This book beautifully illustrates how bats use their radar to see at night, and tells of a young bat’s first flight all by himself. Really one of those special books that young students can relate to, and is a great match for this how to draw project.


  • Hanging Bat Tutorial (see above)
  • “Nightsong” book by Ari Berk
  • Drawing paper
  • Black marker
  • Crayons


Time needed: 1 hour.

How to Draw a Bat

  1. Make guidelines. Draw a branch.

  2. Draw a center line and one wing.

  3. Finish with the other wing.

  4. Add a curve. Add head and neck.

  5. Start the outside of the ears.

  6. Finish the inside of the ears.

  7. Draw ear details and feet.

  8. Draw eyes, nose and mouth.

  9. Trace with a marker and color.

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