make it: halloween bat mask with cricut

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Something wicked this way comes! Ok, so this bat is less wicked and more silly and cute, but that’s ok. Halloween doesn’t have to be scary to be fun. Especially for the younger kids!

The bat mask is quick to make, just four pieces to assemble, and a couple of folds, and you’re ready to gently scare everyone you know while flapping through the house!

This project was designed for the Cricut Explore. But you can make it without the machine too – scroll to the bottom of the post to see how to make this printable without a Cricut machine (and with access to your handy dandy scissors!).

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  • Cricut Explore® machine
  • Cricut Design Space™ software
  • Cricut® 12” x 12” StandardGrip mat
  • Cricut Explore® Scoring Stylus (optional, but useful)
  • White cardstock
  • Glue stick or double-sided tape


  • Using the Print Then Cut option in your Cricut Design Space™ software, print all of your mask pieces onto 8.5” x 11” cardstock.
  • Follow the steps in Cricut Design Space™ software to cut out the pieces.

diy printable bat mask from cricut


  • For a step-by-step photo tutorial, stop by my blog, Small for Big.
  • Begin with the largest piece, the face. Glue or tape the two sides together using the center tab.
  • Along the top of the forehead, there are 3 triangle-shaped tabs. Bend (no folding necessary!) them under the section next to them to curve the top of the mask into a rounded shape, glue or tape them in place.
  • Fold the ears forward.
  • Using the score lines, fold the nose (top, sides, and front), and glue or tape the sides of the muzzle to the end of the nose using the small tab on each side.
  • Add the wings to either side of the mask. Use the tabs to glue or tape them to the backside of the face piece – make sure they don’t cover the holes for the string!
  • Add ribbon or string to the side holes on either side of the mask. Now flap around the house!

Make this Printable without a Cricut machine:

If you don’t have a Cricut Explore, you can still create this project as a printable – you’ll cut them out with your scissors instead. Follow the steps below. This will let you purchase the file, and Print Then Cut by hand. There are some interior cuts you may want to ignore, but otherwise you’ll be just fine.

  • Click the “Customize” button for the project you want to make from Smallful’s Cricut Shop.
  • Cricut Print Then Cut projects can only print within a 5.5” x 8” area. You’ll notice the images are laid out and grouped to be printed that way – over multiple pages.
  • Select each image and click the “flatten” button in the pop-up menu on the right.
  • Hit “Go” and then Sign In or create a Cricut ID and enter your payment info.
  • If you aren’t using the Cricut to cut, you will want to remove the bleed by clicking the ‘Bleed (for print then cut)’ box (find this by clicking the blue “more mat options”) under the print copies in the upper LH corner). This will give you a cleaner print.
  • From there, click the “Print and Go” button. At this point, your printer menu will pop up and you can print the image. After you hit print, it will ask you to make sure you have connected your Cricut Explore, but you can just ignore this because you’re all finished! Now you have your own printable to cut out and use!


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