Bat Mask Activity

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Updated on Oct 22, 2013

Your child will come to better understand symmetry as he cuts out a mirrored image while creating this dramatic black bat mask. It's sure to lend a dark touch to any Halloween costume. This mask is meant to be worn over the forehead, so it doesn't obscure the eyes. However, eye holes can be cut into it, making your child utterly unrecognizable while trick-or-treating.

What You Need:

  • Poster board, pre cut 10" x 6"
  • Black felt
  • White chalk pencil, or tailor's chalk
  • Sequins
  • Hole punch
  • Elastic cord (we used metallic cord)
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Black permanent marker

What You Do:

  1. Ask your child to fold the poster board in half.
  2. Have him use the pencil to draw half of a bat from the folded edge. Make sure to include the wings, ears and head. The bottom of the bat should end on half of a "V" shape.
  3. Encourage him to cut out the half-bat shape while the poster board is still folded in half. It will open out into a full bat shape.
  4. If necessary, have him carefully cut the top part into a rounded shape.
  5. Ask him to trace the full bat shape onto the the black felt using the white wax chalk pencil.
  6. Have him cut the shape out of the black felt and glue it onto the mask using a glue stick.
  7. Help him position the mask on his forehead. Make a mark on both sides of the mask with the white chalk pencil and punch a hole through each mark.
  8. Tie knots through the holes to affix the cord to the mask. 
  9. Glue on some sequin bat eyes.

Time to go trick-or-treating!