Our bat friend
made a second appearance early Friday morning and this time the kids got to see him, too. Chris was home this time, so between the two of us (and turning on the lights so the bat would move from room to room) we were able to get him safely out the front door.
So, after our bat-in-the-house adventure, I decided to do some bat-themed crafts with the kids. I found this template for a bat mask
online, and also printed out a couple bat printables
I gave the coloring pages to the kids while I started on the masks. Here's how I made them:
I printed and cut out the template on cardstock--I cut the eyes out with my handy craft knife. I didn't have any black construction paper, but I did have a large sheet of craft foam, which will last a bit longer anyway.
Using some double-sided scrapbooking tape to keep the template on the foam, I traced around it with my craft knife. You could just as easily use scissors, but the craft knife was easier to use on the eye cut-outs. If you do use a craft knife, be sure to use a cutting mat!
Placing the template as close to each cut-out as possible, I was able to make three masks from just one sheet of foam. Now use a hole-punch on either side, tie some yarn, ribbon, elastic--whatever you have on hand--and voila! you have a bat mask!
If you wanted to get even more creative, you could glue some googly eyes on the bat's head or even add some glitter! I left ours unadorned, because I only had so much time before baby Amelia demanded my attention.
Add a cape and a superhero fist and you're ready to go! (I'll spare you the really bad photo of me with my mask on.)
So what kind of crafty endeavors are you up to this month? Any quick and easy kid's crafts you've fallen in love with? Or what about any cool Halloween ideas? I'd love to hear your crafty ideas!
Labels: costumes, halloween, kid-friendly crafts, tutorials