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Children make and decorate a smiling “vampire” bat that makes a perfect addition to any Halloween display!
This activity is appropriate for:
kindergarten - 6th grade / 5 - 11 years
You will need:
- Print and cut out the Bat Wing Template, one for each child. Have children color the wings.
- Lay a sheet of construction paper flat and decorate it with fun batty features—wiggly eyes, a nose, mouth, ears, etc. To make the ears, tear out two triangles from an extra sheet of construction paper. Set this sheet aside. (Note: Encourage children to make their bat bodies in any color they like.)
- Decorate your bat wings with glitter painters and other fun collage materials. Set aside.
- Carefully roll up the first sheet of construction paper, creating a cylinder. This is your bat’s body, so be careful not to wrap it too tightly. Apply glue to the inside of the loose end and firmly press it to one side, closing your cylinder. Use craft tape on the inside edges to secure, if necessary.
- Now add the wings, by applying a small amount of glue onto the middle of the wings and then attaching them to the back of the body. Lay the bat flat on its wings to allow the glue to dry a little and secure the wings to the body. If necessary, add a couple of pieces of craft tape.
- Punch a hole above the wings and string a yarn lace.
Your batty buddy is ready for flight!