It can definitely be a challenge coming up with enough things for your kids to do to keep them occupied. Even if you consider yourself to be a creative type of person, chances are that there will be times in your life when you just run out of ideas. Fortunately, there are limitless resources (including this article) available to you so that you can search for appropriate crafts all year long. Bat crafts are most commonly associated with Halloween as the bat has developed a reputation for being a frightening creature of the night. But there are applications for bat craft all year long. For example, Valentine’Day cards can become a bat craft when paired with the phrase, “I’m batty for you.” This is just one example of how to use bat crafts all year round for both seasonal and educational purposes. Here are some additional ideas that you can use when making bat crafts with your kids.
Mini Bat Figures
The main item that you will need to make this craft is a small pom pom. These go by several different names but can usually be found at most craft stores and mega marts. By taking your small pom pom, some wiggly eyes and felt, you can make cute little bat figures that you can make into just about anything. Start by using the pom pom as the body of the bat. Cut out tiny felt wings and use hot glue to attach them to the pom pom. Add the wiggly eyes. Now that you have your bat, you can use it to make dozens of different things. Add a magnet to the bat and use it on the fridge. Secure a safety pin to your bat to make a lapel pin. Glue the bat onto the top of a pen. Or you could top a Halloween gift with these cute little bats.