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This easy craft can be included within lesson
plan activities in the themes column related to the bat or Halloween.
Review craft printing options and suggested learning activities while assembling
Craft assembly and learning
(after pieces are decorated and cut out)
Option 1: Print your selection of brown or black color
template. Discuss colors on the template or those chosen
by the children to decorate the craft, read suggested
learning and assembly sequence.
Option 2: Print black & white
to color, paint or decorate first, cut out and proceed
Option 3: For large groups 6 or more >
Print the black and white template directly onto brown, tan, dark gray
paper, cut out and proceed to assembly and learning suggestions.
- Options 4: Recycle >
Print the black and white format, cut
out and use as a master pattern, trace over left over materials
> Brown grocery bag paper 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.
> Trace over black or brown construction
paper with a sharpened white or light color crayon, or the
light colored pens, cut out and assemble.
> For a more permanent craft or display trace over "foamies"
and use permanent pen to make facial features.
Show the small image of the
finished craft (featured in the template) to help the children see how the finished
craft looks and to aid them in positioning the pieces. 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 (numerals).
Suggested assembly, and review recognizable shapes:
Other ideas for the craft >
- Count the pieces of the craft (four) and you want
to write numbers in the back for sequence of assembly.
- Glue and identify the crescent shape piece (ears)
behind circle head piece.
- Glue glue assembled head
on oval body piece.
- Glue assembled
body & head over the middle of the wings template
bat body parts
- Tape the craft to a craft stick (Popsicle stick) to make a
- Add a looped ribbon or pieces of yarn or string in
various lengths to hang many of them as window ornaments.
- Create a nocturnal landscape with
stars and a moon using colored paper (refer to online puzzle
*Black & White
Letter B Bat
* paper, construction
paper, card stock or
*trace over "foamies"
or recycle and trace over left over materials