Thursday, September 9, 2010

A bat pop up

What is Halloween without bats and pumpkins?  This simple craft gives the bat a little bounce with paper springs.

Draw a pumpkin.

On a separate piece of paper, draw a bat, and cut out. As you can see my bat is simple. If you have an example, children may be able to draw their own pumpkin and bat. It might help to tell them the bat is drawn with parts of circles and parts of triangles.

Cut out the bat.

Strips of paper for springs
Cut three strips of paper about 2 inches long, and 1 inch wide. Fold the strips like a fan for little springs, and tape them to the back of the bat and then to the pumpkin. Now there's a bat popping out of the pumpkin.

Cutting a pumpkin out from orange paper and making the bat from black paper can make this craft even more impressive. Happy flying, bouncing or popping!

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