Halloween Crafts For Kids Tutorial Flying Black Bat
Growing up in Chicago, it never failed. It was so cold, we had to wear these huge jackets under our costumes which just made everyone a poopy-head because they ruined the whole look. I feel so sorry for you guys who still have to do that! Living in Vegas, we really don’t have to fight with coats to look awesome with our costumes! Also, our outdoor decorations rarely get ruined from rain and snow! Ethan loves getting his craft on and Halloween is the perfect time to let him do his thing. Crafts for kids are a great way to keep them occupied for you snow bound folks, but also super fun to watch their little hands create cool stuff. We hit Pinterest for some ideas and he landed on this Flying Bat Craft. Done deal! We tweaked it a bit so they don’t blow around in the wind. Here’s what you’ll need –
Halloween Crafts For Kids Tutorial Flying Black Bat Supplies:
Since he’s all of 7 now, he informed us he was old enough to use spray paint by himself too. Oy… Have to say, I think he did such a good job! He was super careful. If you have some really small one’s, ya might want to do that step yourself. Or, use water colors and let them paint the black bats that way!
This is actually one of the easier crafts for kids after the spray painting and cutting is done. Make sure to spray paint outside in a well ventilated area. Also, We found that using the exacto knife worked way better than the scissors for cutting out the bat wings. Do whichever works best for you and the small frys!
I know, I totally did not have to add that photo in, it’s kind of self explanatory, right? Sorry. I couldn’t help myself. The look on his face was just too awesome. He was seriously excited to finally get to try out the spray paint part himself… Ok, carrying on…
Once your glue is dry, take a safety pin and poke a hole in in each (wings) of the ends. No need to poke the middle (body) of your black bat. Since we changed up this crafts for kids and are now adding weights, you’ll want to cut a length of fishing line long enough for it to hang. Depending on where exactly you’re hanging it, that will vary for everyone. Slide the end of the line into your weight and crimp it together with those pliers. Flip your bat upside down. Thread the line up through the hole you made with the safety pin. Pull it all the way until the weight is against the hole. Now, going in through the top of the other bat wing, thread the line down through the hole you made with the safety pin. Grab another weight and attach that to the end of the fishing line and again, crimp closed with pliers. Need to see what I’m talking about for those of you not familiar with crimping the weights? Ethan said you might want to, so we took a picture of that!
Crafts for kids shouldn’t be really hard, right? And this one, totally not. I think my explanation is probably harder! Does that help? Ethan umped out 4 of these Halloween Crafts For Kids in about 45 minutes. All.By.Himself!!! Look how proud!
And then, he promptly ran outside and hung them in the tree. He wanted to put out the rest of out Halloween decorations but I convinced him it was a tad too early. Also, used those super parent powers of persuasion and got him to take them down and we’d do the whole yard up in a couple weeks. He’s ready to carve his pumpkin now. I’m not.
Have you made any awesome Halloween crafts for kids yet? If you’re looking for more ideas, check out our Ghostly – Glowing Jar craft! It’s our #1 most visited craft to date! Yes, fine, it wasn’t specifically for Halloween, ya caught me. But it will totally work to chase all the creepers away on Halloween night!!
We also made these AWESOME Upcycled Glowing Jack O’ Lanterns! Another great craft or the kiddies! heck it out!
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