Leaf Bats Craft

Fall is a great time of year to take advantage of all the crafting materials nature provides like leaves. Learn how to make leaf bat crafts, a fun Halloween activity suitable for children of all ages (as well as adults). With a little help, this Halloween activity can also be done with toddlers.

So, next time you go for a walk in nature, remember to collect different types of leaves, especially maple leaves because their shape is perfect for leaf-eating bats.

Leaf bat making craft for children

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You can make all kinds of crafts with leaves, if you have too many maple leaves or your kids can’t do bat making, you can also make a cute leaf fox.

How to make crafts from leaf bats

What you need:

  • dry maple leaves
  • Black paint (tempera or acrylic is best)
  • drag
  • googly eye sticker or googly eyes
  • white chalk marker

Step-by-step instructions

The first thing you need is a great maple leaf. With fall approaching, chances are you’ll find perfectly dried ones outside.

If your leaves are not yet dry, place them between sheets of newspaper, weigh them down with a heavy book, and leave for a few days (depending on the condition of the leaves) until completely dry. This way they will dry nice and flat.

When your leaf is ready to use, paint the leaf with black paint. We used acrylic paint and the results were very good.

If you are working with baby tempera paint or other paints specifically marked as non-toxic.

Let the paint dry completely before moving on to the next step. Depending on the type of paint you use, this will take from a few minutes to tens of minutes but in any case the paint should dry quite quickly.

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When the paint dries, it’s time to make the bat’s head. Cut out the top part of the leaf (with most leaves, you’ll just follow its natural shape and shape it a bit). Cut so that you get two pointed triangles for the ears.

This is quite a complicated process, so sometimes part of the leaf may break, depending on how dry the leaf is.

For this reason, children should make several bats at once to avoid any frustration.

Now let’s finish this leaf bat. Google’s eye patches are the best and kids love working with them. Let them choose the right eyes to add personality to their leaf bats.

Now let’s grin! Chalk markers are great for this, but you can also use acrylic markers.

For those who are especially steadfast, painting smiles at fans with a paintbrush is also an option.

All has been done! Now make friends with these leafy friends. You can also hang them on a string and make a cool Halloween wreath.

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