How to Draw a Vampire Bat

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Vampire Bat in 7 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

The images above represent how your finished drawing is going to look and the steps involved.

Below are the individual steps - you can click on each one for a High Resolution printable PDF version.

At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Vampire Bat.

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How to Draw a Vampire Bat - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: Begin by drawing the face, featuring very small eyes, mouth and nose, as well as two very tiny fangs.

Step 2: Add big pointy ears.

Step 3: Draw a very large wing extending from the head of the bat.

Step 4: Draw a second wing extending from the other side of the head.

Step 5: Add a small curve for the bottom of the body, and add two small feet.

Step 6: Draw the lines for the first wing.

Step 7: Finish up by drawing the lines for the second wing.

Interesting Facts about the Vampire Bat

The Vampire Bat is the only mammal in the world that actually lives on blood alone. This bat has been known to go after livestock, and even the occasional human, in order to sustain its thirst. There are two varieties – the hairy legged and the white winged. White winged tends to switch back and forth between birds and livestock while the hairy legged version sticks primarily to birds.

Did you know?

  • Out of 1100 bat species, Vampire Bats are the only variety with a taste for blood
  • White Winged Vampire Bats have tricked hens into thinking they are a chick before draining its blood
  • To meet their bodies metabolism, they must drink an ounce of blood at every feed
  • They have been known to share meals
  • They have well developed senses of smell

Lesson Plan Idea – Research deeper difference between the hairy legged bat and the white winged bat. Do they share common habitats and territories? Do they even live in the same country?

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