The other day we had one of EC’s friends over for a science play date – what it is a science play date?  Well quite simply we did some cool science experiments involving baking soda and vinegar during a play date.  EC’s friend went back to school the next day and told everyone what an amazing time he had at EC’s house.  Next thing I know EC comes home to tell me that he has invited a load of friends around for a crafting play date!  As this was EC’s play date idea I gave him some options of things that he could make and he decided on making these loo roll  bats, of course he would, they are his favourite animal after all.

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You will need:

  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Loo rolls
  • Googly eyes
  • Glue
  • Paper
  • Scissors
  • Pipe cleaners

Paint the loo roll and leave to dry, I gave them the choice of either brown or black.

While the loo roll is drying, draw some wings onto a piece of paper.  The best way is to fold the paper in half and then draw the wing pattern onto one side.  That way when you cut it out you will have a set of wings.

Paint the wings and leave to dry.

Once everything has dried glue the wings onto the back of the loo roll.

Stick on some googly eyes and draw on its mouth.

Finally add some pipe cleaners to the bottom to make its feet.

Their loo roll bats turned out really nicely, they all wanted to make more of them, unfortunately I didn’t have enough loo rolls to go around for a second go.  Once they had all completed their bats and a separate spider craft, they were off and running around the garden with their bats and making up all sorts of fun games with them.

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Loo roll bats: make these cute bats in this children's halloween craft.