If you love doing crafts, there are so many crafts to do with your kids this October! Check out the Halloween Crafts page.
This year my kids are all about bats. From bat costumes to books we are learning a lot about them. This post shows how to make a Flying Bats Craft. Your kids will have as much fun making it as they will playing with it. It doesn’t take a lot of time or expensive items to have fun celebrating Halloween!
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Flying Bats Craft
What your need
- Flying Bat Template
- Black Construction Paper
- Toilet Paper (or paper towel) Tube
- White Crayon
Start by printing out the toilet paper tube bat template. Cut out the template and trace each piece onto black constructions paper 8-10 times (16-20 for the ears).
Next, cut out all of those pieces and separate them into little piles. You can, of course, have your preschooler cut these pieces themselves.
Cut several empty toilet paper tubes in half (so we could have twice as many bats, of course).
Next, have your child glue the bat body around the toilet paper roll. They can use a glue stick or any glue that is normal for you.
Next, you child can put glue in the middle of the bat wings and press it against the back of the bat body.
Then, have them put a little bit of the glue on the end of each bat ear and press the inside of the toilet paper tube.
Finally, use a white crayon and draw a face on the front of the flying bat. You could also used googly eyes rather than a white crayon on your flying bat.
Finish by hanging the flying bats from our ceiling using thumb tacks.
I’m not sure what we’ll do when it’s time to take them down, but they could maybe be considered Thanksgiving décor. No? Hmmmm, I guess I’ll just have to tell the kids that the Pilgrims used to dress up as bats to show their thanks*.
*Don’t worry, I’m not going to actually do this. 🙂