Paper Plate Vampire BatYou can't have Halloween without a few bats! Here's a fun easy paper plate vampire bat for kids to make.
You only need 2 plates to complete a bat, and you can make them the size of whatever paper plates you have.
I couldn't use black plastic plates because they were too deep for this project, so I used black spray paint to color the bats.
2 Paper Plates, the same size
Black Spray Paint
Red & White Self Adhesive Felt, Craft Foam or Card Stock
Glue or Double Sided Tape
1. Sketch a simple shape for a bat body on one plate.
2. Sketch 2 simple bat wings on another plate, using half of the plate for each wing.
3. Cut out the wings and body.
4. Spray or paint all 3 pieces black. Use 2 coats - allowing them to dry about 20 minutes between coats.
5. Cut out the face parts, using self adhesive felt, craft foam, or card stock.
Using white, cut 2 ovals for eyes, 2 triangles for fangs, and 2 narrow strips for eyebrows.
Cut or punch 2 small black circles for pupils. Or you can draw them on with a black marker.
From red cut a small drop of blood and a narrow mouth.
Use a red marker to put a bit of blood on the tip of a fang.
6. Place the face parts on the bat, moving them around until they look good. Glue or tape them to the bat.
7. Punch or poke a small hole near the end of each wing, and a hole on each side of the body, to attach the wings.
8. Color the top of the brad black with a black marker, and fasten the wings to the body.
Your paper plate vampire bat has movable wings to fly!
Make a hole in the top center of the bat to add a ribbon or string for hanging.
Go check out Noreen's website Crafty Linky for tons more projects for almost every holiday.