Toddler Activities: Halloween Bat Mobile
Toddler Activities: Ready for some Halloween decorations? This simple to make bat will amuse your toddler.
Make a bat to hang from a doorway or make a couple and turn it into a Halloween mobile.
Black Construction paper 9 x 12 inches (two per bat)
Free Printable Bat Pattern
Toilet Paper Roll (1 per bat)
Elmer's Glue or Craft Glue
Fishing line, bead string or yarn
Stapler (need a thin hand stapler) or packing/mailing tape.
Art smock or old shirt
- Cut black construction paper to wrap the toilet paper roll. Approximately 4.5 inches x 6.5 inches.
- Glue on to the toilet paper roll with Elmer's or craft glue. You might want to staple to hold paper down if you have a thin hand stapler
or clip with a clothespin to dry securely.
- Cut string to desired length and staple or tape the string or yarn to the middle of the roll.
- Printable Bat Pattern
- Print out pattern and cut pattern out. Fold black construction paper in half. Place on fold as shown. Cut bat out.
- Open bat and lay on roll. Find the middle where you placed the string. Using tip of sharp scissors, poke a small hole in the back of the bat and string from
- Glue bat to roll
- Crumple a small piece of black tissue and stuff ends of roll. (optional)
- Bat is ready to hang from doorway or from a hanger.
TIPS AND SUGGESTIONS
Vary length of string for multiple bats for a more interesting display.
Add some spider web decoration to cover the hanger
If you want to angle some down or up, tape a coin to the inside of the toilet paper roll.
Read a Halloween story about bats or a non fiction book to learn more about them. Introduce the term nocturnal.