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Paper Plate Flying Bat

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Let’s take bat crafts to the next level and make a paper plate bat craft today. It’s a simple craft that only requires a handful of supplies. I have also created a bat template because we’re all for easy crafts for kids.

Paper plate flying bat craft

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Paper plate flying bat

Last summer we had an intruder in our attic. We were certain it was a squirrel as they are everywhere here in Minnesota. It turned out it was only a bird. We were lucky as birds aren’t destructive as other animals that can take over your attic or house.

Anyway the person who came to help us solve our tenant issue educated me with tons of interesting stories about all sorts of animals, including bats.

I had no idea that bats are endangered species.

They seem quite fascinating animals and though I don’t think I will get to actually ever like them, at least now I know more about them and how they live.

Interactive flying bat craft

This is our second bat craft. We have made another one, not long ago, from a paper cup.

While our paper cup bat had a glowing nose, this one will be able to spread its wings and fly.

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Paper plate flying bat craft

Paper plate interactive craft for Halloween

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Supplies:

How to make a paper plate flying bat

Start by painting the paper plate yellow. Set the plate aside to dry completely. You can skip the painting part by using a yellow paper plate.

Download the flying bat template (find it at the end of the article), cut out the bat shape and trace it on black cardstock paper.

Glue two small googly eyes on the black bat.

Glue the bat on a yellow stick.

Use the craft knife to cut the paper plate. You can make a straight line or a curve one.

Slide the craft stick through the slit in the paper plate and help the bat spread out its wings and fly.

NOTE: A craft knife is a very sharp tool and is to be used only by an adult.

Paper Plate Flying Bat Craft

Paper Plate Flying Bat Craft

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Let's take bat crafts to the next level and make a paper plate flying bat for Halloween.

Materials

  • Flying bat template - find it at the end of the post
  • Paper plate
  • Yellow craft paint
  • Black cardstock paper
  • Small googly eyes
  • Craft stick
  • Glue

Tools

  • Craft knife
  • Scissors
  • Paint brush

Instructions

    1. Start by painting the paper plate yellow. Set the plate aside to dry completely. You can skip the painting part by using a yellow paper plate.
    2. Download the flying bat template (find it at the end of the article), cut out the bat shape and trace it on black cardstock paper.
    3. Glue two small googly eyes on the black bat.
    4. Glue the bat on a yellow stick.
    5. Use the craft knife to cut the paper plate. You can make a straight line or a curve one.
    6. Slide the craft stick through the slit in the paper plate and help the bat spread out its wings and fly.

Notes

A craft knife is a very sharp tool and is to be used only by an adult.

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