Vampire Bat Sock Puppet

What’s scarier than a bat that drinks blood to survive? Making your own out of a sock, some felt, googly eyes and glue! Vampire bats are real and they’re pretty creepy little flying mammals! But this harmless version is loads of fun to make and play with!


Materials you'll need for your bat!

One brown sock (black will do)

Brown stiff felt

White felt

Red felt

Googly eyes

Hot glue (to be used only by an adult) or thick tacky glue

Patterns for wings, fangs, ears and mouth (provided)


1)      Cut out the patterns for the wing, ear, fangs and mouth

2)      Trace wing and ear patterns on brown felt and cut out. Remember you need two wings and two ears.

3)      Trace fangs on white felt and cut out.

4)      Trace mouth on red felt and cut out.

5)      Determine what part of the sock you want to be on top. Tuck the end of the sock in and glue the red mouth on the bottom. If using a glue gun, have an adult use it. If using tacky glue, you will have to hold the felt pieces for few minutes until they’re secure.

Put your hand in and see where you want the mouth to go.

6)      Then glue the fangs on the top edge of the sock.

glue the fangs on

7)      Next glue the eyes on top of the sock.

glue on the eyes

8)      Then glue the ears about an inch and half behind the eyes.

glue on the ears

9)      Glue the wings on the sides of the sock about inch and a half behind the ears.

glue on the wings

Once the glue has cooled, your bat is complete!

Here we are with our finished bat!

Now you can put your hand in and make him fly and bite people! (Ok, don’t really have him bite people!) We couldn’t find a sock to fit Edmond’s hooves, so Ellie is playing with our vampire bat sock puppet using her trunk! We would love to see pictures of your completed bats! Post them on our Facebook page!

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