Are you looking for a fun book-inspired activity? We love There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly and all of the different versions of the book. One of our favorites is the Halloween-themed There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Bat by Lucille Colando. In this spooktacular twist on the classic, the old lady swallowed everything from a cat to an owl to a bat. After reading this tale, you can create this easy-to-make Paper Plate Bat Craft.
How To Make A Paper Plate Bat Craft:
- Small Paper Plates
- Black Paint
- Paint Brush
- Black Card Stock
- Googly Eyes
- White Crayon, Chalk, or Marker
How To Make:
The begin making this Halloween craft, first draw a zig-zag line down the center of one of the paper plates. Then, cut on the line so the paper plate is in two pieces.
Next, glue one half of it to the other paper plate so the side that you cut is pointed down. Then, glue the other half of the paper plate to the other side. After the glue dries, paint the paper plates with black paint.
After the paint dries, cut two small triangles out of the black card stock and glue them on the top of the paper plate for the bat’s ears. Next, glue the two googly eyes on the center of the paper plate. Finally, draw a mouth using the white crayon, chalk, or marker.
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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 project:
- Read There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly or another version of the book and have students compare and contrast the two books using a Venn Diagram.
- Create a sequence stick like the one that we made in There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Books Sequence Stick and have students practice retelling the story in sequential order.
Your kids are sure to enjoy creating this simple Paper Plate Bat after reading There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Bat. Or, add this bat craft to your unit on nocturnal animals for some extra fun.
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