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Bats Painting

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)
    • Black
    • Yellow
  • Craft foam
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Craft Time!
  • 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.

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