Letter B > B is for Bat
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Crafts > Printable Bat Craf
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*Oct. 31st > Halloween
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Shapes > Ovals, circle, crescent
This easy craft can be included within lesson
plan activities related to the bat and/or Halloween holiday.
Links are provided to lesson plan activities column to learn about
bats, alphabet B is for Bats and more.
Review craft printing options and suggested learning activities while assembling
Note: Handprints Suggestions
Trace one handprint on the lower
portion of the template of your choice, cut out, and use as a master
template. Turn the handprint cut-out around to obtain left and
right handed prints (2 of each). Trace over black or tan/brown construction
paper (brown grocery paper works well) using a gel pen, light colored
The second method is to make painted handprints; two of each left hand
and right hand and cut out when dry.
Printing option 1: Print your selection of black or
template for body. Discuss colors (black or brown tones) on the template.
Print option 2: Print the black & white
template. Children can color, paint, or print directly to color
paper of your choice.
Option 3: For Large Groups 6 or more
Print the black and white template directly onto brown, tan,
or dark color paper. Trace and cut out matching handprints ahead
Options 4: (Recycle)
Print the black and white format, cut
out and use as a master pattern, trace over left over recyclable
1. Brown grocery bag material is a good choice and it is
sturdy. The face features are easy to duplicate by hand and glue
paper eyes or craft wiggly eyes.
2. Trace over black construction
paper with a sharpened white or light color crayon/pencil, or gel pen, cut out and
3. For a more permanent craft or decorational piece trace over "foamies"
and use permanent pen to make facial features.
Craft Assembly and Learning Activities (after pieces are decorated and cut out)
At the top of the template is a suggested sequence of assembly.
1. Assemble body and have children identify the recognizable
shapes: head (circle), body (oval)
2. Assemble handprints as
illustrated in the template. Children will need assistance
particularly with the handprint assembly.
3. Glue the body over the hand print so that thumbs are the
assembly of the craft is quite similar to putting a puzzle together
and involves problem solving and small motor skills, and
during the assembly review shapes and counting the template pieces (numerals).
Other decorating ideas:
1. Tape the craft to a craft stick (Popsicle stick) to make a
2. Add a looped ribbon or pieces of yarn or string in
various lengths to hang many of them as window ornaments.
3. Use the craft to decorate plain gift bags, or as a large gift
tag for a large gift.
*Black & White
*regular paper (white or colored)
*Trace over "foamies"
or recycle and trace over left over materials suggested in the instructions
to color with