DLTK's Crafts for Kids
Contributed by Leanne Guenther
This is a fun bat wreath to do by yourself or with a group.
If you are doing it with a group, each person can write something spooky on one of the strips of construction paper
before making it into a loop.
- Ring of cardboard (empty cereal boxes work wonderfully)
- construction paper (black)
- small piece of wool.
- Trace a small plate and a large plate onto a piece of old cardboard.
- Empty cereal boxes or frozen dinner boxes work well as a source of recycled cardboard.
- It doesn't matter if you go over the folds of the
- Cut a small strip of cardboard and glue it onto the back of the ring over any folds in the cardboard.
- This will reinforce the ring.
- Cut strips of construction paper (about 1 1/2 inches by 4 inches).
- Glue the strips into rolls (like making a paper chain)
- Glue the rolls of construction paper onto the wreath.
We made them all black, but you could use black and
orange or black, orange and green.
- Fold a piece of black construction paper in half
and cut out a 1/2 bat shape (this will make both wings
of the bat symmetrical). Use white pencil crayon
to draw on facial features. This is what we did.
- OR: Use the template pieces below for the bat.
- Tape a small piece of wool to the bat and the wreath so it hangs in the middle.
- Close the template window after printing to return to this screen.
- Set page margins to zero if you have trouble fitting the template on one page (FILE, PAGE SETUP or FILE, PRINTER SETUP in most browsers).
Printable version of these instructions