Bat crafts make for a fun activity all year round but most people are drawn to the bat during the month of October. Undoubtedly, Halloween celebrations throw bats into the spotlight. You too can benefit from the diversity of bat crafts when you decide to make bat crafts to give as gifts. Bat crafts can be made to fit any age group. Likewise, a bat craft can be made more or less “scary” as the situation warrants. The following ideas are suggestions for how you can incorporate bats into your crafting and gift giving.
Finger puppets are easy to make and fun to play with. To make your own bat finger puppets, start out by getting a black glove. Many simply knitted gloves can be found in a range of colors for about a dollar, making this gift very affordable. You will also need some fabric glue, felt and any decorations that you want to use on your bats. Some ideas for puppet embellishments include wiggly eyes, ribbon, or glitter paints. To make a bat out of each one of the fingers on the glove, take a piece of felt and cut out a circle. Cut the circle in half. On the straight edge of the half circle cut out a scalloped pattern to mimic the look of bats wings. Use the fabric glue to adhere the wings (scalloped side down) to the back of the finger of the glove. You can add triangle felt cut outs of ears (simple triangles will work) and embellish the puppet with eyes, tie a small ribbon and glue it to the top of one bat’s head to make a female bat, etc. Use your imagination and then have fun playing with the puppets or giving them as gifts.