- Bat Friend Template
- Black construction paper
- Glue – liquid
- Google eyes
- Print out the Bat Friend Template.
You can cut it out and trace the pieces on the black construction paper, or color the template itself.
- Accordion fold along the solid black lines of the wings to give your bat some fun dimensions.
- Glue the wings and ears to bat to the back of the circle.
- Glue google eyes or the eyes provided on the template to the front of the circle.
- Allow you child to draw designs on their bat with glue. Don’t forget your bat’s friendly smile!
- Sprinkle with glitter.
PARENT TIP: To add a little magic to this project, I don’t show my kids the glitter until after they make their design with glue. Then I say, “I’m going to sprinkle this magic dust see what will happen.” When the bat is covered in glitter, I say, “Ok, let’s see what will happen!” Then I pick up the bat and shake off the excess glitter to reveal their design.
Suggested project uses
This project can be used in the following ways:
- Letter themed project
- You can tape your bat to the wall or tape a piece of yarn to the back of the bat and let it fly!
- Use to get your house ready for Halloween!
- Whatever you use this project for, remember to proudly display your child’s masterpiece!
Here is a list of things you can talk about while doing this project with your child:
- Introduce Bat as a word that begins with the letter B. During your project you and your child can brainstorm other words that begin with B.
- Discuss Bats as a nocturnal animal. You can talk about how bats have very poor eyesight but can hunt at night because of their excellent hearing.
- Discuss scissor safety
While working on this project, your child will be practicing the following skills:
- Fine motor (cutting and gluing)
- Eye-Hand Coordination
- Imagination and Creation
- Reading comprehension
- Nonfiction work