By Noreen Doll.
Create a fun to fly bat on a stick.
Recycle a black foam tray that once held vegetables (do not reuse one that has held raw meat) to make this easy bat.
And, of course, kids with sticks need to be supervised.
Black Foam Tray
2 Red Buttons
String – 15 to 20 inches long
Small Branch – about 2 feet long
Ice Pick or Sharp Pointed Tool
How to Make a Bat on a Stick.
1. Make a paper pattern of a bat.
Fold a piece of paper 11 inches wide by 3 1/2 inches high, so that it is 5 1/2 inches wide by 3 1/2 inches high.
Draw half a bat on the paper, centering the bat’s body on the fold.
Cut the bat out of the folded piece of paper.
Open the paper for the full size bat.
2. Trace the bat pattern onto the black foam tray with the pencil.
3. Use a pencil, or other hard round object, to smooth all the edges of the bat.
4. Use an ice pick to poke a hole in the center of the bat’s head near the top.
5. Thread a string through the hole from the front to the back and make a large knot, so the thread can’t pull back through the hole.
6. Place the 2 red buttons on the bat’s face for eyes.
7. tie the other end of the string to the end of the branch.
The bat on a stick is ready to fly.
And don’t forget to keep an eye on those sticks!
Black craft foam could be used instead of a foam tray.