May 19, 2013

Bottle Top Bats

Bats are mammals of the order Chiroptera whose forelimbs form webbed wings, making them the only mammals naturally capable of true and sustained flight. Wikipedia

I love that when we do a craft like this, we always learn something new and interesting. It's really one of the simplest and most effective ways to grab your child's attention about a new topic. Recently Little One and I made these bottle top bats, but at the same time we chatted about them. Of course this Mommy was prepared and I had done my homework before the time and could tell Little One about these creatures while we were crafting.

Big One inevitably overhears what we are getting up to and so also walks away with some new knowledge.

(On Little One's cupboard)

Here are some nice sites to visit to learn more about bats:

This idea was inspired by a craft at The Mailbox Magazine

PS. Sharing this at Shine on Friday and The Sunday Showcase


katherine marie said...

these are darling!!! I know what you mean about always learning something new when you do a fun little kid project! I am always amazed how much I learn when I do activities with my kids. :):) :) do you remember when we did bats, cats and rats? this would have been the perfect bat craft... maybe we will revisit bats again this fall! xoxoxoxo!!!

Unknown said...

Hooray for Bottle Tops! Ever since I've been collecting them (thanks to you) they have come in handy SO MANY TIMES during our crafting fun. Tomorrow I'll be showing some robots... complete with bottle tops. :) Love the bats!!!

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