Halloween is such a fun time of year for us. There are so many cute symbols of Halloween and we can’t resist trying to make as many as we can (check out our Frankenstein, black cat, ghosts, and vampire). Recently, we made a handprint bat flying over the moon using a fun tip/technique I learned while doing this other paper bat craft at a Michael’s make & take Halloween event.
How to make the Handprint Bat Craft
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First, my son painted his left hand. At the store event, the guy just squirted paint into each child’s hand. My son likes to paint his.
Next, rub your hands together until both hands are completely covered. This is such an awesome tip when you need both hands painted the same color! Plus you don’t have to worry about the paint drying too fast.
I had my little guy hold his hands up so that they looked like bat wings flying and he pressed it onto yellow construction paper that way. As usual, he picks a number to count to and then lifts his hands up.
It should look similar to the image above – the tips of the thumbs create the ears and the rest of the hand creates the wings.
To finish his handprint bat, he glued on googly eyes and I painted on a little mouth with teeth. Then, I cut around the bat in a circle shape so it looked like it was flying inside the moon. Preschoolers can do this part themselves.
*This handprint bat craft was originally published October 23, 2011
& updated on September 17, 2017.