Black Bat Stringers for Halloween
Pumpkins are a traditional Halloween decoration. There should always be a number of pumpkins of all shapes and sizes set about when you decorate. Pumpkins should not be the only decorations though.
Kids love to do crafts and making Halloween decorations can be a lot of fun for them. One decoration that is easy to make are bat stringers. With some folded black construction paper, a pencil, scissors and some string you can have bat stringers just about anywhere in the classroom.
On the edge of a piece of black construction paper you will need to trace with a pencil the shape of a bat or let the kids do it by using a template they can trace around. Once the bat has been traced help the kids fold their paper over and over until all the paper is under the piece with the traced bat.
Using the scissors the kids can cut around the traced bat. Make sure they know to stay on the line and they may need your help in turning the paper to complete the cut. When they have cut completely around the bat they can then unfold the paper. They will be excited to see their string of bats all together.
You can let them decorate their bats too. They can use a red crayon to create the eyes and other colored crayons, stickers or glitter to decorate any way they would like. You might find you have some very exciting looking bats to hang around the classroom.
Now that you have the bat stringers they will need to be hung. Make a small hole on each end of the stringer. Pull string through the holes and tie them off. Hang the stringers around the room from the ceiling. The kids will be thrilled to see their creations hanging all around the room above their heads and you’ll be batty over the excitement they create.