We get asked quite often for activities that are suitable for older kids, activities that require more attention to detail and great fine motor skills. And these Pine Cone Bats are just that. Ideal for Autumn and ideal for older hands.

Gather up some bits and pieces:

  • Pinecones [the larger the pinecone, the easier to glue and attach]
  • Cardboard [cereal box is fine!]
  • White Card
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Black Marker
  • Black String

Step 1: Draw out and cut out shape of bat wing shape on cardboard.

Step 2: Glue cardboard wings to the pinecone.

Step 3: Draw and cut two pointed wars on cardboard. Glue to top of pinecone.

Step 4: Cut a short piece of the black string and glue to the front of the pinecone for the smile.

Step 5: Cut out fangs on the white card, and attach to the pinecone. You could also paint on the fangs if easier.

Step 6: Draw on two eyes using black marker.

All the above steps are suggestions. If it’s an older child doing the activity, show them the picture as inspiration and let them figure it out themselves and come up with their own ideas.

*Image courtesy of Pinterest


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