Halloween Bat Decoration

Halloween Bat Decoration

The costumes, the candy, and of course, the crafts, make Halloween a great holiday for kids. Get in the Halloween spirit with simple and inexpensive Halloween bat decorations. They only require a handful of supplies, but they add a ton of spooky fun to any house. Your kindergartener will have a blast making one or one dozen of these charming bats, while working on his fine motor skills.

What You Need:

  • Black construction paper
  • Clothespins
  • Google eyes
  • White crayon
  • Glue
  • Scissors

What You Do:

  1. Help your kindergarten cut a piece of black paper slightly bigger than the clothespin. Let him glue it to the front of the clothespin. Set aside to dry.
  2. Use a white crayon to draw a set of bat wings about six inches across on black paper. Let your little one cut out the wings. Remind him to keep both of his “thumbs up” while cutting. His hand holding the scissors should have his thumb up, as well as his “helping hand” holding the paper. Help your child learn to hold his scissors correctly from the beginning. Scissor skills are an important component of kindergarten readiness.
  3. Have your kindergarten glue the bat wings to the front of the clothespin, on top of the piece of paper you already attached to the clothespin. Place the wings low enough on the clothespin so about a ½ inch of the covered clothespin is visible at the top. This will be the bat’s head.
  4. Let your child glue google eyes to the bat’s head. If you do not have google eyes available, your child could draw eyes using the white crayon.
  5. Your finished bats are ready to hang around the house. Use the clothespin to attach them to any thin surface, or consider gluing a magnet to the back of the clothespin to make a refrigerator magnet.

Bats are nocturnal—they sleep during the day and are awake at night. Talk to your child about the definition of nocturnal. What other animals are nocturnal? After the sun sets, cuddle up with your child, blankets, and a flashlight. Read stories about nocturnal animals, make shadow puppets, and snuggle. It’s fun to be nocturnal when you’re cuddled up with the ones you love!

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Mummy Pizza

Mummy Pizza

I decided to make Mummy Mini Pizzas.  Biscuit Pizzas or English muffins have been a family tradition for years.    I make them all the time for my pre k class!  Here is what I absolutely love about them.  They are so easy!  The Pillsbury biscuit dough gives it a great crust and you can add all of your favorite toppings on top.  They are ready in about 15 minutes and the entire family is going to love them.

These cute little mummies were so yummy!  I layered the pizzas with strips of cheese on top of pepperoni and used olives for the eyes. My family gobbled these mummies right up!  I think my husband ate an entire pan to himself. :)  This will definitely be a new tradition for our family on Halloween.  They are quick and easy and so much fun!  They are sure to fill up my little trick or treaters on Halloween!  You will want to make these again and again!

Quick and easy biscuit pizzas that look like mummies for Halloween! So fun for the entire family!
INGREDIENTS
  • 10 Pillsbury Buttermilk Biscuits
  • 16 oz jar pizza sauce
  • 1 package 10 slices mozzarella cheese
  • 1 package pepperoni
  • 1 small can sliced olives
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Lightly spray a cookie sheet with non stick cooking spray. Flatten pillsbury biscuits onto a cookie sheet.
  2. Take a slice of Mozzarella cheese and slice into thin ¼ inch strips. Repeat this for all of the slices of Mozzarella cheese until you have all of the cheese sliced into thin strips.
  3. Put 1 Tablespoon of pizza sauce onto the flattened biscuits and layer pepperoni on top of the sauce. Take the thin strips of mozzarella and layer to look like a mummy leaving large gaps of the pepperoni showing through. For more of a mummy look, only use about 5 strips and keep them spaced out. If you use more strips and want it more cheesy, it will blob together and look more like ghosts. Either way both are great for Halloween. :)
  4. Bake in preheated over for 8 to 10 minutes and Happy Halloween!

 

 

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Try this for our Halloween party!!

Mummy Pizza

Looking for a Halloween recipe that will scare you stiff? These bite-sized pizza mummies are sure to satisfy your monster appetite. This is a great excuse for children to play with food while learning how to wrap their mummies in cheese and watch them melt into bandages.

What You Need:

  • English muffins
  • Pizza sauce
  • String cheese
  • Pimento-stuffed olives
  • Red bell pepper

What You Do:

  1. Split an English muffin into two and spread pizza sauce evenly over both halves.
  2. Peel apart the string cheese into long cheese strips, which will look like bandages for the mummy.
  3. If you use stuffed green olives, cut one in half and place both halves where you want the eyes to go.
  4. Carefully wrap your mummy in crisscrossed string cheese bandages.
  5. Toast the mummy heads until the cheese melts. You’ll want to keep an eye on them because it happens super fast! If the mummy melts too much, the detail of the bandages will disappear.
  6. Take the pizza mummies out of the toaster and enjoy while warm!

Helpful Hint: If you are baking them in an oven, place the mummy on a baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for two minutes.