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You might be surprised with the main material we are going to use for this easy DIY Halloween bat craft! Guess what? Coffee filters! Yes, this very common household object can be turned into a really cute Halloween craft. So gather the materials and join us in creating an awesome Coffee Filter Bat Craft!
Materials for the Coffee Filter Bat Craft:
- coffee filter
- rubber bands
- colored markers
- wooden clothes clipper
- black colored paper
- wiggle eyes
Procedure in creating the Coffee Filter Bat Craft:
Step 1 Get the coffee filter and fold it in half. Then fold one side into a small triangle. Continuously fold it on the other side alternately, creating flaps on one side until it is completely folded into a triangle.
Step 2 Tie a rubber band a few centimeters away from the tip of the triangle. Then tie another one above it. It kinda looks like a rocket, isn’t it? Now your triangle is divided into three parts.
Step 3 Color the tip of the coffee filter with a dark blue colored marker. Next, color the middle part violet. The bottom and widest parts will be colored with a black marker. What do you think it will look like?
Step 4 Using the paintbrush, wet the coffee filter with water. Gently dab the wet paintbrush onto the colored coffee filter until the colors spread.
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Step 5 Remove the rubber band and slowly open the coffee filter. The color looks great, isn’t it?! Definitely perfect for Halloween!
Step 6 Fold it back into a triangle and cut the bottom part of the triangle into a curve.
Step 7 Open it up and you’ll see that the edges of the colored coffee filter are now all cut in a curve! Fold it in half and hold the bottom part that opens. Cut out a small triangle from that point up to the middle of the half circle. Now it looks like a bat’s wings already! Just a little more and we’re almost done!
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Step 8 Get a wooden clothes clipper. A black clothes clipper would suit our Coffee Filter Bat Craft best, so if you don’t have one you can color a plain clothes clipper using a black marker or paint! Insert it in between the cut you just made in the middle of the half circle.
Step 9 Using black colored paper, let’s cut out a small circle and some triangles. Glue the circle on the upper part of the clothes clipper to create the bat’s head! The two triangles will be the bat’s ears. Then, add some wiggle eyes and draw a mouth (and fangs) using a white marker. Now your Coffee Filter Bat Craft is complete! Eeeek-eeeek!
What will your preschooler learn from the Coffee Filter Bat Craft?
This easy and simple Halloween bat craft will help kids with color and shape recognition. As you do this together, you can point out the shapes formed by the coffee filter as you fold and cut it! It also develops your preschoolers' little hand muscles as they help assemble the Coffee Filter Bat Craft. With more practice, it will help them gain fine motor skills! Lastly, this fun activity helps in enhancing their creativity. Plus, it gives you a chance to bond and enjoys learning together.
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