Do you love making crafts with your kids? This season we're trying to resurrect the bat as a beloved Halloween icon. COVID in large part was responsible for generating some serious ill will towards our flying bat friends, but with our new Halloween craft, we think you'll start appreciating these awesome mammals.
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Bat Fun Facts
Bats started being associate with vampires at the turn of the 19th century thanks to Bram Stoker's, Dracula. Since then, the poor bat has been tied to evil, but in reality, bats are key species to helping their habitats flourish. They eat pesky insects and also pollinate crops. Did you know: a bat can eat up to 1,000 mosquitoes in an hour! And bats don’t just stop at mosquitoes; they eat a large number of other insects like beetles and moths that are agricultural pests.
Easy Halloween Bat Paper Craft
This Halloween, let's celebrate bats with this fun and easy paper craft just for kids. To help on this project, we enlisted master crafter Karimah Henry from the site craftingafunlife.com.
Easy Halloween Bat Paper Craft Supplies:
- Cardstock (black, white and red)
- Googly eyes
- Glue or glue stick
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Easy Halloween Bat Paper Craft Directions:
- Trace two different size bowls on black cardstock to create the head and body of the bat. Cut out both circles. Glue the smaller one near the top of the bigger circle to create your bat.
- Next, draw wings and ears from black cardstock. Cut and glue them to the bat.
- Now draw a small semi-circle on red cardstock to create the mouth and triangles on white cardstock for the fangs. Glue to the face of the bat.
- Finally, glue googly eyes to the face of the bat to complete this simple craft.
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