DLTK's Crafts for Kids
Handprint Bat Craft
Contributed by Leanne Guenther
Yet another craft that uses handprints (I love 'em!!). You can
really make any animal with wings this way, but it's always nice to have
a printable template on hand for the rest of the critter.
Check out the Handprint
Poems on the site if you would like to include one with the craft.
- paper (for handprints) - brown or black construction paper work well
- pencil or marker
- printer and paper
- something to color with
- Print out the template of choice.
- Color the template pieces (if using the B&W version).
- Cut out the template pieces (young children may need help with this step).
- Trace the child's hands on another piece of paper and cut out (two
handprints) -- black or brown construction paper works well (or you can
color a piece of white paper).
- Glue the bat together:
- Glue the head to the oval body
- Glue the face onto the head
- Glue the legs onto the bottom of the body
- Glue the handprint wings on the back of the body
- Glue the flower by an ear, on a wing or beside the neck
- Optional: Print a Handprint
Poem on the back
- Close the template window after printing to return to this screen.
- Set page margins to zero if you have trouble fitting the template on one page (FILE, PAGE SETUP or FILE, PRINTER SETUP in most browsers).
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