Oh my goodness, I am super excited! It is nearly Halloween which means we can now officially start making some decorations to make our home look a little spooky! My kids love Halloween crafts nearly as much as making Christmas ones! We decided to make some cardboard tube bats which are one of our very favourite Halloween crafts, and one which we do every year.
You will need – cardboard tube, black paint, glue, googly eyes, red paint, card and pipe cleaners.
Begin by painting your tube black. Then cut out two wing shapes from the card and two triangles to be the bats ears. Paint the wings and ears and leave to dry.
Once everything has dried, stick the wings to the side of your tube with glue.
Next add your ears to the inside of the tube and add googly eyes and paint a mouth on the front of the tube.
Next hole punch two small holes into the bottom of the tube. Then thread a pipe cleaner through each hole. These will be the bats legs.
My daughter made quite a few of these cute little bats and then hung them up on a branch she had found outside. You can make smaller bats by cutting down the tube. We think they look fab and very effective!
We hope you like our Halloween bats! A super simple craft for the little ones!