Toddler Activities: Halloween Bat Mobile
Ready for some Halloween decorations? This easy to make bat is a cute classroom craft.
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.
- Black tissue
- 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 narrow hand held stapler or clip with a clothespin to dry securely.
- Cut string to desired length and staple or tape the string or yarn securely to the middle of the roll. If you are using tape, use a packing tape for better hold.
- 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 shape and lay on the 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 underneath. (Adult step)
- Glue bat to the roll.
- Crumple a small piece of black tissue and stuff the ends of the roll to hide the openings. (optional)
- Bat is ready to hang from doorway or from a hanger.
Tips and Suggestions
- Vary the length of the 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 read a non fiction book to learn more facts about bats. Introduce the word nocturnal.