Black felt, pinecones, and googly eyes are all kids need to create a small colony of creepy-cute Pinecone Bats! Children of all ages will enjoy this simple and easy nature craft, perfect for fall.
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Next to penguins, bats are my little one’s favorite animal. This past summer, he was very excited to see them “free and in the wild” (sometimes he talks like he’s the third Kratt brother) feeding over a field at dusk. This craft thrilled him!
- Cut a set of bat wings from the stiffened black felt.
- Slide the wings into the pinecone, then secure with hot glue.
- Snip a couple of bat ears out of the felt scraps. Slide them into the pinecone, then secure with hot glue.
- Attach the googly eyes to the pinecone with a dab of hot glue.
- If desired, snip two little fangs out of white card stock (I just used junk mail!) and attach them with a tiny dot of hot glue.
Wouldn’t it be fun to experiment with using twine or fishing line to hang the bats from windows, wreaths, or trees?
More Bat Crafts for Kids
There are some really cute bat crafts out there in Pinterest land. Here are a few of my favorites.
Bottle Top Bats | Love and Lollipops
Hanging Bat Craft for Kids | Buggy and Buddy
Origami Bats | Layers of Learning
Pom Pom Bats | Red Ted Art
Simple Bat Craft for Kids | Fun-a-Day
Potato Print Spider Craft | Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails
Handprint Halloween Bats | Mamas Like Me
Yarn Bats | Sugar Aunts