Halloween is approaching and it’s time to start crafting up to decorate the house. Bats are one of those things that people association with Halloween. Of course, really they’re all a part of nature, and are a useful part of the food chain, keeping their bellies full by eating mosquitoes, midges, and other little pests. This little folded paper bat won’t keep the pests away, but it will be create atmosphere.
- Black or brown construction paper
- Thread or string
- Hole punch
- Sequins or wiggly eyes
Take one piece of black construction paper and accordion fold it to create the wings. Staple it in the middle to hold it in place.
Draw out a body/face shape on another piece of paper. If the kids are younger, you can draw and oval for the body and triangles for the ears and they can cut them out and glue them together.
Glue on the sequins or googly eyes to the face, and add little white paper triangle for fangs if you’d like.
Punch a hole through the wings and thread some thread or string through and knot it. This is, of course, how you will hang the bat.
Glue the body onto the front of the wings and let them dry before finding a place to hang your paper bat up. Perhaps even find a place a little ways from a wall so that it’ll create a spooky shadow against it.
Make several – the more the better! And if you want to see our adventures in building a real bat house, check it out here.