Bats are scary, unless we’re talking about a craft project! Join us today for a spooky cute vampire bat craft made from traced hand and foot cutouts. This project can be made with kids as young as toddler aged.
How to make the Hand and Foot Vampire Bat Craft
- black and white paint
- googly eyes
Children can either use black construction paper, or you can have them get more involved in the project by letting them paint a sheet of paper instead. This is especially great for toddlers. The American Academy of Pediatrics and the National Institutes of Health both mention that toddlers need to draw and paint to develop fine motor skills. (source)
Once dry, trace both hands and one foot to create the body and bat wings. Cut these out. Glue the hands on the back of the foot cutout, one on each side.
Use the remaining paper to cut two small triangles and then glue on as ears.
Glue on two googly eyes and paint a white mouth with fangs.
Pair the bat craft with a cute book!
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- Little Bat: Finger Puppet Book – This interactive board book comes with a finger puppet that toddlers and preschoolers are sure to have fun with.
- Boo Bat – (Charles Reasoner Halloween Books)
Originally posted 10/13/2011, Updated 9/26/2017; Big Brother – 3 yrs old
This vampire bat craft is fun for a learning about the color black theme for preschoolers.