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Going Batty for Bats Craft Project
This easy craft will help you set a spooky scene in your classroom.
PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5
Students will have fun making their very own creatures of the night for Halloween.
What You Need:
- Large paper plates (one per student)
- Black paint
- Black watercolor paint
- Large coffee filters (two per student)
- Googly eyes
- Black and white construction paper
What You Do:
- Each student paints both sides of a paper plate black. Allow the plates to dry completely.
- Have students paint two coffee filters using the black watercolor paint and then set them aside to dry. You can use a black washable marker instead of paint. If using a marker, dampen the coffee filters with a squirt bottle to help the color spread.
- Have students fold each coffee filter in half, then using scissors, cut scallops into the edges of the filters. Keep the filters folded. These will be the bat’s wings.
- Children can now glue on the coffee filters to the painted plates, with the scalloped edges facing out.
- Students glue on googly eyes.
- Using the black construction paper, have children cut a zigzag pattern to create the bat’s mouth (see photo) and glue it on under the eyes.
- Students cut small triangles, for ears, from the black paper and glue them at the top of the head.
- Have children cut two small triangles from the white construction paper, then glue them onto the mouth for the bat's teeth.