Here’s a simple bat craft for kids!
We have been studying bats in our science book, and Gresham and Owen just love bats. Gresham has been wanting to make some that he could play with, so this is what we came up with!
To make them you will need:
- Wooden clothespins – the type that do not open and close with a spring
- Black paint
- Black felt
- Black pipe cleaners
- Googly eyes – small
- Hot glue gun
- Bat wing pattern (Print below – click on “bat wing pattern,” then click it again on the next screen)
Step 1: Paint a clothespin black.
Step 2: Cut two wings out of felt.
Step 3: Glue the wings onto the back of the clothespin.
Step 4: Add googly eyes and felt ears (I cut out little triangles for the ears). Paint on white fangs if desired.
Step 5: Bend a black pipe cleaner into feet. We used one pipe cleaner to make two feet and then had some left over. Glue the feet to the sides of the clothespin with hot glue (on the front).
Bend the feet so that the bat can hang upside down. The boys like to wrap up the wings so that they hang like this:
For these photos, we hung some string on our fireplace mantle. The bats actually look pretty good up there! Well, if you’re the type of person who likes a bat garland on the mantle… Personally, I’m looking forward to Thanksgiving decorations! 🙂