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
- Tempera paint
- Googly eyes
- Glue, or tape
- Tissue paper, or netting
- Candies, small toys, or coins
What You Do:
- Have your child paint the paper roll with black tempera paint and set it aside to dry.
- 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.
- Ask him to cut the wing out and unfold both wings.
- Have him use the ruler to create as many striped lines as he likes across the span of the wings. Paint the stripes black.
- 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.
- 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.
- Insert tissue paper, or netting, to create a holder inside the bat's body.
- Fill the bat with your favorite candies, small toys or coins.