Sunday, August 26, 2012

Spooky Bats - Kids Craft

Attention all Librarians, Teachers, Moms anyone in need of a simple kids craft! Check out my spooky bats!

I had a lot of fun developing programs for this years Summer Reading Club with the theme, Dream Big - Read! There was a lot of fun different ways to interpret the theme. Since author/illustrator Brian Lies created the art work for the theme this year, I felt it necessary to use his book, Bats at the Library as inspiration for this kids craft! The book was also a great companion to the craft! With Halloween around the corner these bats make perfect decorations that your youngin's can help make!

Materials & Tools: 
  • Bat Shape
  • Oak Tag (in both black and white)
  • Tissue paper (in black and purple)
  • Clothes pin
  • Crayons
  • Scissors
  • Glue

  • Create a bat body out of black oak tag
  • Cut out two circles out of white oak tag
  • Cut two pieces of tissue paper (black and purple) that measure 15 x 9 inches

  • Glue eyes to the bat body 
  • Use your crayons to decorate and customize
  • Place your bat face down and get your clothes pin ready! 
  • Dab some glue on the back of the bat body and attach the clothes pin 

  • While your bat is drying, time to work on his wings! 
  • Grab your pieces of tissue paper and lay one over the other, then begin to accordion fold the paper
  • Pinch in the middle and fluff out your wings

  • Take your wings and clip it to the clothes pin 

  • Turn your bat over and clip him any where you want!

1 comment:

  1. Hehe so awesome :D I love bats XD I might make these now :D


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