Part two of our bat crafts is a keeper. Bats with your kiddos handprints for wings? Adorable and worth keeping so you can marvel at how small their hands once were. This craft is good for preschoolers with a little help from adults and older children will be able to make these cute bats from start to finish on their own.
For another cute bat craft option check out our Tissue Paper and Clothespin Bats too.
Handprint Bat Supplies
- black construction paper
- white crayons
- glue stick
- googly eyes
Step 1. Using the white crayon trace you child’s left and right hand onto black construction paper. Draw a oval proportionate to your child’s hand size for the body. Draw the bats face by drawing a circle with little pointy ears on top. If you prefer, older children can do all of this on their own.
Step 2. Cut out the handprints, which will become the bats wings, and the bat’s body and face. We decided to have me cut out the handprints so and the girls cut out the body and face for their bats.
Step 3. Glue googly eyes to the bat’s face and draw a cute little mouth with fangs using the white crayon.
Step 4. Lay the hand cut-outs so that the fingers are facing out and the thumbs are facing up. Then put glue just on the heal part of the hand cut-outs.
Step 4. Place the oval that you made for the body on the glue you just put on the hand cut-outs.
Step 5. Glue the bat’s face onto the upper part of it’s body.
Step 6. Admire your adorable handy-work. Hee-hee. I’m hilarious.