Creating holidays crafts is always lot of fun especially when you use things from around the house to make them. We paint with sponges, scrub brushes, and cotton balls, and much more. To create this Bat Silhouette Craft, we used an unusual paint brush… a feather duster. My kids had a blast using a feather duster to paint and it added so much detail and texture to our Halloween craft.
How To Make A Bat Silhouette Craft:
- Black Card Stock
- Bat Cutouts
- White Paint
- Paper Plate
- Feather Duster
- Yellow Card Stock
Before your kids make this Halloween craft, download (click on the pencil below) and print out the bats. To save time, cut the bats out too. You can also pour white paint on small paper plates.
To begin making this bat craft, tape one, two, or three bats onto a piece of black card stock. You will be removing the paper bats so loosely secure them onto the paper.
Next, dip a feather duster into the white paint and lightly press it onto the piece of black paper. To create different strokes, you can move the feather duster in a variety of directions and add more or less pressure to it. Then, continue to apply paint to the feather duster and paint until the entire piece of paper is covered.
After the paint dries, gently remove the bat cutouts. Finally, cut a circle or other moon shape out of the yellow card stock and glue it in the corner of the black paper.
(Tip: Immediately run the feather duster under water to rinse the paint off of it. Then, let it air dry. After it is dry, use your fingers to fluff up the feathers so it is ready to reuse for the next feather duster craft.)
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Extend The Learning:
If you are looking for a way to extend this Halloween craft into a learning activity, here are some ways to add an educational component to this process art:
- After creating this bat craft, your kids can write a creative story about their bat. You can give them a prompt such as “It was Halloween night and the full moon was bright…”
- You can read fiction and non-fiction books to learn more about these flying mammals.
Your kids are sure to have fun this Halloween painting with a feather duster and creating this Bat Silhouette Craft!
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