Letter B Craft: Bat

Letter B Craft: Bat Cardboard Tube
Kids will love making this bat cardboard tube bat that will go along perfectly with a letter of the week study on the letter B craft.

What you’ll need to make the B is for Bat Cardboard Tube Craft for each child:< ul>

1 sheet of black construction paper

1 sheet of white paper

2 googly eyes

1 brad


Glue stick

1 cardboard tube (a toilet paper roll works great for this, or you can cut a paper towel roll into thirds)


B is for Bat Cardboard Tube Craft Directions

  1. Cut a piece of black paper to cover the entire cardboard tube. Glue the paper to the cardboard roll.
  2. Cut a fang shape from the white paper. Cut out two bat wings from the black paper.
  3. Glue the eyes and fangs to the bat’s face.
  4. Stick a brad through the two wings and the back of the bat. Open the brad so that the wings can move up and down freely.
  5. Now your bat can fly away and catch letter B’s to eat!

Little ones will love playing with their new bat crafts, which will help them remember the sound that B makes. If you want to take this farther, have the kids cover the bat in uppercase and lowercase B’s. This will give them writing practice along with their craft project. Writing letters is still fun when a craft is involved!

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Madreen Karle is a master first grade reading teacher with over 30 years of classroom experience. She taught reading in a special needs and English as a Second Language classroom. After retiring she wrote a reading program to help others learn how to teach reading. She is a trusted educator and author of 5 books to help teach children to read and write. In addition to her books, she is a mentor for 3 websites that give reading teacher tips (Mrs. Karle's Sight and Sound Reading, Mrs. Karle's Reading Patch, and Mrs. Karle's Handwriting Patch). Through her teaching she learned that confidence was the key to learning to read. A child who is not confident at reading does not like to read and struggles to read. Mrs. Karle created "sunshine moments" to help teach children how to grow their confidence and learn to read.

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