Here is a cute and unique bat craft for fall or Halloween! You just need some sticks, leaves, scissors, and glue for this simple nature bat. Head outside and start collecting pieces of nature for this adorable activity!
With fall right around the corner, what better way to welcome the new season than with a simple and cute nature craft! You probably already have these supplies in your home (or yard), so hopefully you won’t need to make a special stop at the craft store for this activity. Another thing that I love about this craft is that it will last for a long time since you will be using sticks and dead leaves! Many nature crafts have a quick expiration date, but this one will last through the season or longer if you store it carefully.
Ready to make one!? Here’s what you’ll need..
- A piece of cardboard
- XActo Knife or Scissors
- Sticks and Leaves
- Googly eyes -Optional (or use rocks or flowers)
- Pipe cleaners
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Here’s How to Make Your Nature Bat:
First you will need to cut out a simple bat shape out of a piece of cardboard.
You can make a symmetrical bat by following these steps:
1. Fold a piece of paper in half.
2. Draw half of the bat.
3. Cut it out and open the bat.
4. Then trace that bat on the cardboard!
Now collect sticks and glue them on the body! You will want to use a lot of glue for these sticks. Don’t worry, it will dry clear!
You can break sticks into smaller pieces to fill in large gaps. This is great fine motor work!
Glue the leaves on the wings. We used dead leaves, but you can use whatever type you would like. A bat with colorful wings would be neat too!
My son pressed down on each section of leaves to make sure they didn’t curl up right away. This is a fun way to sneak in some counting practice!
Choose what type of eyes you would like to use. We have a ton of googly eyes, so we used those. You could also use acorn caps or pebbles for the eyes if you would like!
We also added pointy ears and we played around with different options. You could try tiny clothespins:
Or you can try construction paper.
Then let your glue dry over night, poke pipe cleaners through the cardboard and hang them upside down from a branch! These little bats are the cutest decoration you will see this fall! Get outside and give it a try today.
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I hope you give this simple nature activity a try! I promise, your little nature lovers will love this one.