Saturday, October 30, 2010

Boa Bats

You will need:
  • Black poster board or card stock
  • One black feather boa (cut into pieces long enough to wrap twice around the bat) For us, one boa was enough to make five bats.
  • Double-sided tape
  • White paper
  • Fishing line
  • Black marker
How to:
  1. Cut a bat wing shape out of the black paper.
  2. Place a piece of double-sided tape on the body of the bat. Attach one end of the boa to the tape and wrap it around the body twice. Secure with another piece of tape.
  3. Draw eyes on white paper and attach with tape.
  4. Hang from fishing line.
Geez! Who knew how messy a feather boa could be once you cut it? Feathers, feathers everywhere! The double-sided tape did not hold on to the boa very well and after a day I had to fix it with regular tape, which seems to be working much better. These are really easy and really cute.

Elliott's Evaluation:
I really liked painting the wings. (Me: Uh, we didn't paint the wings. That's black paper.) Oh. (Long pause) It's not called a boa bat; it's called a real bat because you are flying it around the kitchen like a real bat. I liked getting tickled by the feathers.

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