This is not specificially a Halloween craft but certainly fits the tone this time of the year. This crescent moon and bat kids’ craft is appropriately for preschoolers (as long as they are not putting non-food items in their mouth) and older, but you should take note that there are a couple of waiting periods during this craft when paint and glue need time to dry before moving on. While the paint is drying, take advantage of the time by sharing dinner or a snack together or playing a board game. The glue takes a little bit longer for it to fully dry. You may even want to let it sit overnight and put it all together on day 2.
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SUPPLIES FROM THE BAG
- Paper plate (9 inch coated)
- Yellow paint
- Medium pompom
- White yarn
- 2 medium black pompoms
- 4 mini googly eyes
- Elmer’s glue
- Black construction paper
- 2 black pony beads
- Hole punch
One of the most important things that we can do with our kids is encourage them to create (and do it right alongside them). But I know what a challenge it can be…first you have to find a craft to do, get all of the supplies together (usually a couple of trips to the store if you are like me. One trip never quite does it.) It is my goal to make crafting with your kids actually attainable. To learn more, check out the “fill your bag” page so that you can prepare your craft kit. Then you will be able to make any project on this blog without additional preparation, ready to craft when that rare spare moment presents itself. Bonus…no glitter!
- Cut the paper plate into a screcent moon shape
- Place it on the newspaper
- Pinch teh pomopm with the clothespin to form a “paint brush”
- Squeeze some yellow paint onto th newspaper and paint the crescent moon
- Set it aside to allow the paint to dry
- Once one side is dry, paint the other side and allow it to dry
- Cut a square of black construction paper and fold it into an accordian shape
- Snip the ends into an angle
- Punch a hole in the middle
- Cut a piece of string approximately 8 inches long and string through the hole, securing on each end with a pony bead and a knot
- Glue a medium black pompom on each side of the accordian paper (If you only put a pompom on one side, the weight of it will make the bat face toward the floor instead of out, and the mobile will not be 3D)
- Use the Elmer’s glue to attach the small googly eyes to each side.
- Allow the glue to dry thoroughly before moving on to the next step
- Use the hole punch to make a hole in the top of the crescent moon in the middle and one for the bat to hang down into the middle
- Cut a piece of string approximately 6-8 inches long and lace through the top as a hanger
- Tie the bat into place and trim away the extra yarn