Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Finger Puppet Bats

This project would be perfect for an elementary class, scouting group, or any Halloween gathering with kids. It would be easy to cut out several bats in advance and let the kids decorate them. I found this project idea here:

Materials Needed:
  • bat template 
  • black construction paper
  • pencil
  • white crayon
  • scissors
  • glue
  • pom pom
  • wiggly eyes
  • circular punch (optional)
  1. Print off bat template.
  2. Cut out bat template.
  3. Trace bat onto black construction paper using template.
  4. Cut out construction paper bat.
  5. Use scissors or circular punch to make finger holes.
  6. Glue pom pom below bat ears and above finger holes to make the bat's head.
  7. Glue on wiggly eyes. Allow to dry.
  8. To make the wings stand out, you can accordion fold them and then highlight the folds with a white crayon.
  • If you don't want to make finger puppets, you can skip the holes and use fishing line to hang several bats for decoration. 
  • You could also glue two bats together, leaving an opening at the bottom wide enough to use as a finger puppet or attach a craft stick for a handle.
  • The original craft directions said to use black pom poms. We didn't have black, so we used various colors, which I think look fine.

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