Picture of Rat-a-Tat Bat

Rat-a-Tat Bat

Creativity is knocking at your door when you give this cute little guy some colorful personality. Give him a purple body and add accents with neon green for fun contrasts. 

  1. Wipe bat with damp sponge to remove any bisque dust.
  2. Lightly draw a heart around bat’s face and inner ears.
  3. Brush three coats Neon Green in heart face, avoiding eyes and teeth.
  4. Brush three coats Neon Green in inner ears and inside indented areas of bat’s wings. Let dry.
  5. Brush three coats Dark Purple around the heart face, inner ears and the green stripes inside bat’s wings.
  6. Brush remaining areas of bat with three coats Dark Purple. Let dry.
  7. Brush two good coats Black in bat’s eyes and use liner brush to dab dots in nostrils and outline teeth. Let dry.
  8. Brush bottom of bat as desired with Dark Purple or leave unpainted. Let dry.
  9. Stilt if bottom is painted or place directly on kiln shelf if unpainted. Fire to cone 06.
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Posted by Suzie Shinseki

Suzie works as a Senior Designer at iLoveToCreate®. She has been involved with art since childhood, and her passion has continued throughout her life. She honed her natural talents by attending the Academy of Arts in San Francisco on scholarship, art classes at San Jose City College. She works with various media and substrates. You can find her masterpieces on painted signs, murals, people and animal portraiture, mold design, sculptures, ceramic projects and fabric paint designs. Her commercial endeavors include children’s coloring books, illustrative designs for bags, brochures and cards. Her exceptional illustration skills have brought her many jobs as a fashion illustrator for designers in Hong Kong and Hawaii.

What you need:


  • Potter's sponge
  • Container for water
  • Foil or foam plate for palette
  • Paper towels
  • Pencil