Monday, October 17, 2011

Handprint Halloween Bats

The older my kids get, the more I realize how precious their tiny hands are.  I know that sounds crazy because right now I spend most of my time wiping up the messes that those little hands are making, but when I look at projects like this (and yes I save them all), I'm reminded of just how brief a time I have that their hands will be this size!  These hand print bats are the perfect Halloween craft to remember their small hands.

For our bats we used:
black construction paper
googly eyes
white crayon/colored pencil
glitter glue

1. Trace each child's hands and cut out for the bat wings.
2. Cut out one circle (I traced a small juice glass), two triangles (freehand), and a bat body (freehand) for each child.
3. Have the kids assemble and glue their body pieces together.
4. Glue two googly eyes on the face.
5. Use the brads to attach the hand wings to each bat. (This part will have to be done by an adult). The wings can also be glued on if you don't have brads. They just won't be able to move.
6. Use the glitter glue or white crayon/colored pencil to draw a mouth on your bat.

These would make cute decorations for a festive Halloween window!

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  1. Hi,

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  2. love that idea! glad to have found you. i do believe we will be crafting this afternoon!
    Happy Monday mingle!

  3. Hi Andrea! Welcome to the site! Be sure to leave your link so I can "hop" back and check out your site :)

  4. Cool, I have to do this with the little one! Thanks for sharing!

  5. What a simple and cute idea - I have pinned