Cute Bat Activity

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Updated on Oct 22, 2013

You and your child can easily create a ghoulishy adorable bat treat keeper. While crafting this funny fella, you'll also be subtly introducing the basic components of sculpture. By combining cut paper and a cylinder, your kid will create a self-standing party favor. This project is sure to come in handy if you have a group of Halloween-crazy kids on your hands!

What You Need:

  • Recycled paper roll
  • ½ sheet construction paper, orange
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Tempera paint
  • Brushes
  • Googly eyes
  • Glue, or tape
  • Scissors
  • Tissue paper, or netting
  • Candies, small toys, or coins

What You Do:

  1. Have your child paint the paper roll with black tempera paint and set it aside to dry.
  2. Lay the construction paper on the table in a landscape orientation. Ask him to fold the construction paper in half, and draw half of a bat wing, connecting the inner wing to the fold in the paper.
  3. Ask him to cut the wing out and unfold both wings.
  4. Have him use the ruler to create as many striped lines as he likes across the span of the wings. Paint the stripes black.
  5. When the stripes on the wings are dry, attach them centered from the back of the painted paper roll with tape, or glue to create wings.
  6. From the front of the roll, have him paint a mouth and fangs for the bat using the paint, and attach googy eyes to give the creature some personality.
  7. Insert tissue paper, or netting, to create a holder inside the bat's body.
  8. Fill the bat with your favorite candies, small toys or coins.

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