Letter B Craft: Bat Cardboard Tube

Kids love interactive craft projects. This little cardboard tube bat has wings that actually flap like a real bat! Kids will love making this cardboard tube bat that will go along perfectly with a letter of the week study on the letter B. You can also use this fun Letter B craft during October for Halloween fun! These little bats look adorable, but they are so easy to make, too! Use this craft project during B week, or when working through the alphabet. The project is simple enough for both preschoolers and kindergarten kids. Before we begin, perhaps you are looking for some books to go along with this letter B craft. Here are my recommendations for letter B books:

Bats at the Beach (A Bat Book)Bats at the Beach (A Bat Book)Amazon Buy Now ButtonsBrown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?Amazon Buy Now ButtonsBlueberries for Sal (Viking Kestrel picture books)Blueberries for Sal (Viking Kestrel picture books)Amazon Buy Now ButtonsThe Baby Beebee BirdThe Baby Beebee BirdAmazon Buy Now ButtonsBeverly Billingsly Takes a BowBeverly Billingsly Takes a BowAmazon Buy Now ButtonsBeverly Billingsly Borrows a BookBeverly Billingsly Borrows a BookAmazon Buy Now ButtonsNot a BoxNot a BoxAmazon Buy Now ButtonsWe're Going on a Bear Hunt (Classic Board Books)We’re Going on a Bear Hunt (Classic Board Books)Amazon Buy Now ButtonsThe Pigeon Needs a Bath!The Pigeon Needs a Bath!Amazon Buy Now ButtonsBig Red BarnBig Red BarnAmazon Buy Now Buttons

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
  • Scissors
  • 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!

If You like this post, you will like:

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  1. Your e-mail worked perfectly for me! Thank you for checking! Cute bat craft!

    1. Oh good! Thank you for letting me know! I will compare results and see if it is a certain email service that is having trouble or ??? THANK YOU! Enjoy the bat!

  2. Mrsrichards says:

    Thank you, I was able to open it fine!

  3. I used to enter my name, email address and click download. The item would appear in my yahoo.com and I would download it. Now it wants me to add extensions and other things that I don;t feel comfortable doing on the computer.

    1. Hi there, THanks for your message. I think the extension thing is that you clicked on an ad (that likely said “download”) on it. I dislike these ads b/c they are deceiving. I will report it to my ad company so that they can try to have them removed. Fortunately a friend of mine saw your comment and was able to capture the ad on a screen shot and so I have it and can complain about it. Thank you for letting me know. For getting my downloads, you will never have to add an extension to your browser…just enter your name and it will email you a link. All the downloads are PDFs – so, if you don’t have an adobe reader, you would have to download that from the Adobe website to be able to view things.

  4. Lois Whitney says:

    No problems getting into your site! Particularly like the moveable wings on the little bat!
    I have 400 + pins of various bats, activities , and crafts that I’ve saved. You might like some of the ideas.

  5. It worked fine for me. Cute bat!

  6. It worked just fine for me, no problems with the links at all. Thank you for all your helpful resources!

    1. I am so glad it worked… I think I am noticing the issues may be with mobile devices… ??? That is the trend I am weeing, we’ll see if that is what it ends up being. Enjoy the bat!

  7. Thank you for your hard work!

  8. Email received and link opened just fine. Thank you.

    1. Awesome! I wish I could say the same for everyone else…. I will keep trying to figure it out and get it fixed… where there is a will, there is a way! Enjoy the craft!

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