I’m always looking for inexpensive ways to deck the halls for the holidays. Today’s craft is courtesy of my mother, she brought over a bunch of paper towel tubes that we were supposed to use for a castle 😉
To make these cute little bats you’ll need:
cardboard tubes (tp size or paper towel tubes cut into halves or thirds)
First you want to paint the tubes the desired color.
While the paint is drying draw the outline of bat wings onto construction paper, we printed a template out from the internet, there are tons out there!
Cut the wings out and decorate as desired.
When the paint is dry attach the wings to the back of the bat with white glue.
Glue on some googly eyes and you’re done! Cuteness overload!
TIP: If you do like things on the spookier side, my daughter realized that by mixing red paint and white glue she could recreate the look of dripping blood *shivers*
Meg Grooms is a long-time homeschooling mother of 6 children, ranging in age from preschool to married with kids of their own. Always a vagabond at heart, Meg and her family have embraced a slow travel lifestyle and currently call Southern California home. Your guess is as good as hers as to where they’ll end up next.
Meg blogs about secular homeschooling and gameschooling at Homeschool Gameschool.