A Flying Bat Craft

I've wanted to make this flying bat for a while and with Halloween coming up I decided it was time. I googled images of bats to see exactly what the little fellows look like. I always thought bats were cute and they are...just look at those faces...and they have sweet little voices too...I know because we have a mulberry tree in our garden and every November when the fruit ripens the local bats come to enjoy a little midnight snack. They always seem to be chatting and making all sorts of strange sounds which I enjoy listening to...although I think my neighbours disagree. Anyway, if you'd like to make your own very well-behaved flying bat just read on...

What You Need

Black felt
60cm length wire
16cm length of wire
Google eyes

What to do

1. Download and print out the bat template. Cut out two bat shapes from black felt.

2. Bend the 16cm wire into a "bird" shape and glue across the wings.

3. Glue the 60cm wire into place. I've used light coloured wire in steps 2 and 3 to make it easier to see what I'm doing but the actual wire is black as in the final photo.

4. Glue the remaining felt bat shape on top. Glue on wiggly eyes.

And if you'd like to make a butterfly in flight have a look at this one.

Happy Halloween!