With Halloween just around the corner we’ve managed to squeeze in another simple and fun Halloween craft, this time inspired by the Virtual Book Club for Kids book of the week Stellaluna (by Janell Cannon).

This Bat Silhouette craft was really simple for my preschoolers and I’ve even included a free template for you to use below. The shape was simple enough that those with good scissor skills were able to cut their own out whilst I helped with the others.

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Bat Silhouette

Stellaluna is a lovely picture book about a little bat that becomes separated from her mother. She lives with some birds and learns to live like them until she is reunited with her mum again.

You will need:

Bat Silhouette

Although we used gold paint and stars other colours would work well, such as reds and oranges, I just wanted an excuse to use this lovely gold paint I brought back in February for Chinese New Year.

I used some blue tak to secure the bats to the black card to stop them moving about so much which made it much easier for little hands and they then dabbed around the outside of the bat with the gold paint.

Bat Silhouette

Bat Silhouette craft

I kept our bat templates small so we could fit several on a piece of card but you could also do one large one or even make it into a group project by making a huge one on a large roll of paper.

The Little Tots loved seeing the silhouette of the bats when they peeled off the paper but they couldn’t resist adding more paint and smudging it all together….but I think the results are still fab!

Bat Silhouette craft

Bat Silhouette craft

Once they had finished with the bats they added some gold stars and we talked about how Stellaluna is a nocturnal animal so comes out at night just like in our pictures.

If you want to join in with the weekly book club hop over to the Facebook group where you’ll be inspired by other parents and carers sharing all their bat-themed crafts and activities. We can’t wait to see yours.

If you looking for more simple Halloween crafts for toddlers and preschoolers have a look at our Paper Plate Pumpkin or Paper Plate Ghost or make some Pumpkin Suncatchers.

More bat activities from the Virtual Book Club for Kids:

Bat Silhouette Craft easy halloween craft idea for toddlers and preschoolers

 

 

Bat Silhouette

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