With all the little ghosts and ghouls wandering about town, October is definitely the spookiest month of the year. What better time to teach your kids a little bit about batsand have some fun with bat-themed craft projects.
- Stuff the sock with batting, shredded newspaper or eco-friendlyfiller until the “foot” part of the sock is full. Make sure thefilling is evenly distributed (no lumps).
- Use a scissors to trim off the excess sock fabric.Anadult can use a glue gun to shut the opening securely. Put theproject aside for a half hour or so to allow the glue to set andcool down.
- Draw an outline of two wings on black craft foam (try an onilnetemplate like this one.) Sketch a bat mouth with two little
teeth onto white craft foam. Carefully cut out the foam
- Trim a black pipe cleaner into two even sections to createfeet. An adult can use the hot glue gun to secure the wings, eyes,mouth and feet to the bat body.
- Hang your sock bats by their feet upside down on a tree branchto greet the trick-or-treaters visiting your house.
- Black sock (use dad’s socks to make adult-sized bats and kids’socks for baby bats)
- Batting or shredded newspaper
- Black and white craft foam
- Glue-on eyes
- Black pipe cleaners
- Glue gun and hotmelt adhesive