Shape Bats Halloween Paper Craft For Preschoolers+Free Template – enjoy talking about Bats, shapes while working on scissor skills too!
One of my favorite ways to teach kids about shapes is to create familiar things with them. As my daughter and I were unpacking our Halloween decorations last week we pulled out a bat craft we had made years ago. So this week when we had my niece visit us at home, we decided to make these fun shape bat crafts so she could have a bat too. Crafts like this are great learning tools.
The ability to accurately identify shapes is a foundational mathematical skill, and it is quite rewarding for children because their world is full of shapes. Understanding shapes will enable students to be more in tune to the world around them and see the connections between objects, as well as being better able to appreciate artistic works. Plus the simple shapes also help kids practice their scissor cutting skills.
We made a similar Paper Quilling Bat craft for older kids. This Shape Bats Halloween Paper Craft is better for younger kids. Use this as Halloween Craft, Classroom Decor, Story Telling Prompts or make then in different Shapes or sizes- big, medium & small.
Shape Bats Halloween Paper Craft For Preschoolers
Supplies to make the Shape Bats Halloween Paper Craft –
- Printable Template
- A4 or Letter sized Construction paper – Black, Pink, White
- Black Marker
- Glue Stick
Instructions for making the Shape Bats Halloween Paper Craft
Print and cut out the shapes from the given template. Trace the shapes on the selected craft papers. Trace the small triangular shapes (fangs) on white craft paper; trace the curvy shape and the inner ear parts on pink colored craft paper. Trace the rest of the template patterns on black colored craft paper. I used 3 shapes for the body of the bat – square, circle, and triangle.
Stick the inner ear part (pink) on the outer ear part (black). Stick the eyes and the mouth (pink curvy part) on their places, on the selected shape, which will be the body of the bat.
Stick the ear on the top side of the body and stick the fangs (the small triangular shapes) adjacent to the mouth of the bat (curvy pink part), with their pointy ends of the fangs facing downwards.
Stick the wings on both sides (left and right) of the bat’s body. Press the glued part of the body and the wings to make sure that the wings are glued nicely.
Allow the glue to dry and meanwhile grab more craft papers and make more fun shape bats!
Happy crafting! Black craft paper, glue, and scissors are all you need to create these Shape bats. Learn about Bats, Common Shapes with this easy Halloween craft, perfect for adding a spooky touch to your front yard or classrooms
Stellaluna by Janell Canon has long been a favorite when teaching about bats. I will warn you it’s a little long for fidgety toddlers but they will still enjoy it even if you skip a few pages. The story follows a little bat who loses her mother and is adopted into a family of birds. She never really feels like she belongs even though she likes her bird family. That’s not the end though, there is a surprise reunion and Stellaluna saves the day before the end of this book.
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