Here is a simple little craft we did during our Bat week!
LB(4) loves it when we get out the paint!
- 1 piece of white paper
- 1 piece of black construction paper
- Washable Paint (also called finger paint, tempera paint, or poster paint)
- Craft foam
- Squeeze some black paint on a paper plate for your child. Give them the white paper and a paintbrush and have them go at it--painting the entire paper BLACK! This is a painting of a night sky.
- Clean the brush off, and squeeze out a little yellow paint. Have them dab the brush in the yellow and dab it on the black paper to make "stars" in the sky.
- Let it all dry (this may take a few hours or overnight)
- Meanwhile, get your bats ready:
- Fold the edge of a black piece of construction paper over slightly.
- Draw half a U shape with a pointy top (for the body), then draw a wing.
- Cut them out in squares (so they're easier to cut out).
- Then cut out the drawing and unfold them. Bats!
- Once the paint is dry, have your child glue the bats onto their painting.
- If you want, you can cut out a couple small pieces of craft foam to glue on the back of each bat. This will help them pop out a little bit from the painting.
And there you have it!
Bats flying in the night sky!
A one-of-a-kind painting by your little one.