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Have you read the book Stellaluna before? It is a fun one that my kids love. Our flapping bat wings activity is inspired by that book. This is a FUN Halloween learning activity that your kids will really enjoy!
How to Make the Flapping Bat Wings
You will need a print-out of our bat template, some scissors and tape and two plastic straws with different diameters. One needs to fit inside of the other one. I used regular straws and smoothie straws.
Print, color and cut the bat. Or use the colored template to skip the coloring step.
Cut a small slit in the middle of the bat.
Cut a slit in the skinnier straw- about an inch long. Slide it through the cut in the bat and bend outward. Tape to secure.
Cut the bigger straw down a bit smaller. I cut off about 1/3 of the straw. Then cut a slit in it about half way up the straw.
Slide it over the top of the smaller straw and bend out the cut sections. Tape at the ends only to secure.
Slide the larger straw back and forth to flap the wings!
Also, check out my Butterfly version!
See with the other participating bloggers shared for Bat Week:
Bat Number Line Games – Rainy Day Mum
Bat Number Treasure Hunt – Inspiration Laboratories
Sensory Learning: What Can You “See” with Your Ears? – Mama Smiles
Flying Bats STEM Activity – The Educators’ Spin On It
Flapping Bat Wings- Teach Beside Me
Bat Silhouettes – Clare’s Little Tots
Easy Bat Craft for Kids- Toddler Approved
Bats are Nocturnal – Cupcake Liner Bat Craft – Preschool Powol Packets
Halloween Bat Shape Craft By JDaniel4’s Mom