Beware! Bat Cave

Beware! Bat Cave craft

Create this intriguing bat cave for a Halloween decoration. It's also a great way to introduce children to bats as well as cave life and formations.

  • 1.

    Stand two recycled tissue boxes vertically, so the openings meet in the middle. Use Crayola® Scissors to cut stalactites (which hang from the ceilings of caves) and stalagmites (which form on the bottoms of caves) from the upper and lower edges of the tissue-box openings.

  • 2.

    Draw several small bats on white paper with Crayola Markers. Cut them out, and attach a thread to each bat with Crayola School Glue. Dry. Tape bats to the inside of the boxes so they hang in the cave.

  • 3.

    On separate pieces of paper, use markers to color paper to look like rocks, bat guano (a rich plant fertilizer), and other things you might see in and around caves. Crumple the paper. Place some rocks in the cave and glue others to the entrance.