Make these fun and easy Halloween bats with plastic lids and coffee filters.
Bats are nocturnal animals preferring to spend their days in caves and rock cervices before venturing out at night for food. They like to eat mosquitos, moths, and other insects.
Follow the directions below to make these fun and easy Halloween bats!
Supplies you will need for one black and orange bat (you can change it up, though, and use any colors you like):
2 White coffee filters
1 Plastic lid, about 3″ in diameter (this one was a Pringles lid)
2 Orange wiggle eyes
Black curling ribbon
Black construction paper
10 Small poms: black, brown, or orange
First, use the plastic lid to draw a circle onto the construction paper. Cut out the circle and glue to the inside of the lid. This will be the body of the bat.
Next, for the bat’s wings, fold a coffee filter in half and glue to the opposite side of the lid.
Then, use the hole-punch to make a hole near the edge.
Next, cut a 12-inch length of the curling ribbon and thread it through the hole, tying a knot at the end.
Then, for the bat’s ears, use the scraps of the construction paper to cut two small triangles about an inch long and glue them to the lid on either side of the hole.
Next, for the bat’s teeth, use the second coffee filter to cut long triangles and glue them to the face. Then add the wiggle eyes.
Finally, add the poms to the bat’s wings for color and fun.
I hope you enjoy making these fun and easy Halloween bats with your kids!
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