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My kids always make black garbage bag bats and hang them from the trees.
Take a large black garbage bag and cut it in 2 take 1/2 the bag and cover a 2L pop bottle - just stuff the extra into the bottle and put the lid on.
Fold the other 1/2 bag and cut wings - make sure you have a fold.
Put a large twig in the fold area and tape. Then tape the wings to the covered pop bottle.
Add eyes (we used glow in the dark ink pens) This bat will sit nicely in a tree by using the twig on the wings to secure it between branches.
The wings make a really neat rustling sound if it is a windy night!
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|