What You Need:
- Small pom pom (make it yourself or purchase a local craft store)
- 2 large wiggly eyes or black and white construction paper
- Hot glue gun
- Black craft foam
- Black pipe cleaner
- Safety scissors
- String or yarn
What You Do:
- If you are not using wiggly eyes, make eyes out of the black and white construction paper. Cut and glue a smaller white circle in the center of a larger black circle.
- Have your child glue the eyes on the pom pom. This will be the body of the bat.
- Ask your child to draw wings on a piece of craft foam and cut them out with safety scissors.
- Attach these to the sides of the pom pom using a hot glue gun.
- Help your child bend a pipe cleaner to create pointy ears, forming a small coil in the middle through which string or yarn can be threaded for hanging.
- Glue the ears into place using a hot glue gun.
- Once all the glue is dry, your child can string a piece of string or yarn through the pipe cleaner and hang it up.
Did You Know?
Bats come in all different sizes! The bumblebee bat, also known as Kitti’s Hog-nosed bat, is the smallest bat in the world and is about the size of a bumblebee (hence the name). The largest, known as the Flying Fox or Old World Fruit Bat, can be up to 16 inches long with a wingspan of five feet!