Get crafty with your preschoolers with these fun coffee filter bats!
Perfect to pair with your Nocturnal Animals or Halloween theme!
Flatten coffee filter and color entire surface with any dark color marker.
This activity pairs well with a Nocturnal Theme, when picking out color choices this is a great time to talk about colors of nocturnal animals.
Then place the filter in a tray and spray with water until the color starts to blend together. Let dry completely.
Paint the clothespins with black paint. (You can attached them to a chopstick or small stick for easier painting).
Once the clothespin is dry, glue on the eyes. *Optional addition - Use the foam or cardstock to cut out ears and fangs if desired, and attach those with glue.
Learn about the parts of a bat and bat facts in my Nocturnal Animals Science Set.
Once the filter is dry, let the younger children simply pinch the filter together in the middle and place it in the clothespin.
Or you may cut the edges for them. Older kids can practice cutting their own. To make the edges - Fold in half, then fold in half again to make fourths. Then cut pointed scallops along the edge. Unfold to half, then make a 3 inch cut along the center line to make a space for the clothespin. Flat folded side goes on the top.
You can hang these around the classroom or house using string or add tape or magnets to the back of the clothespin to attach to the window or the refrigerator.
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