Bat Bags Activity

no ratings yet
Updated on Oct 21, 2013

Create some commotion on your treat table this Halloween with some flying bats! Your child will practice creating a pattern out of construction paper to repeat as many times as she likes. The bats are then attached at various angles onto treat-filled bags. They'll be cute enough to cause a ruckus among your little party monsters.

What You Need:

  • Construction paper, brown and black
  • Thin black marker
  • White gel pen
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Self-locking/self-standing bags
  • Mini stapler, or double-stick tape
  • Lots of treats!

What You Do:

  1. Have your little creator draw bat wings on a sheet of black paper. The span of the wings should be slightly wider than the width of the bag. Cut the wings out and set them aside.
  2. Encourage your child to draw a bat body (a long oval with two pointy ears), on a sheet of brown paper. Have her cut it out and set it aside.
  3. Ask her how many bats she wants to make, which will depend on how many bags you are making. Now, have her start making the bats.
  4. Begin with the brown paper, and ask her to fold it in half three times. Trace the bat body on top of the folded paper and cut through all of the paper around the outline of the bat. She should end up with 6 bat bodies. Continue until she has enough bodies for all of the bags.
  5. Ask her to repeat the same tracing and cutting process for the bat wings, using the black paper.
  6. Have her glue all of the bat bodies onto the bat wings. 
  7. Draw the face on the bat using a black marker, and fangs using the white gel pen.
  8. Fill the bags with treats and seal them shut.
  9. Help her staple or double-stick tape the bats onto the front of the bags at varying angles so they appear to be flapping around.
  10. Line them up on a party table and cause a commotion!