Coffee Filter Bat Craft

Ingredients:
*Coffee filters (white)
*Clothespins
*Small googly eyes
*Scissors
*Eyedropper (or spoon)
*Crafters tape

Directions:
1. To make a bat you only need one clothespin and one coffee filter.
2. Fold the coffee filter in half and color with markers. Remember the more color you add and the less white left behind on the filter will make darker, more colorful bat wings.
3. Use the eyedropper to carefully drop water on to the filter, the whole filter should become wet- but not sitting in a pool of water.
4. Allow the filters to dry overnight on a cookie sheet (you can dry them outside if its warm and sunny in just an hour or so but careful- they can blow away!)
5. Once the wings are dry, fold them one more time in half, cut out the edges of the filters to mimic Bat wings as shown below.
6. Paint or color your clothespin black- this will be the body of your bat. Glue Googly eyes if desired. (cut out drawn eyes work just as well).
7. Unfold your coffee filter, pinch in the middle and slide up through the clothespin.

Fizzy Fun Pumpkin Art

Science and Art combine in this fun Fall craft, great for all ages.

Ingredients:
*Food Coloring- orange, red, yellow
*Citric Acid- available at grocery stores
*Baking Soda White Card stock Paper- cut out into pumpkin shapes
*Googly-eyes

Directions:
1. To begin, mix up a water/baking soda solution. (2 Tbl Water+2 Tbl Baking soda).
2. Paint the baking soda solution over your pumpkin cutouts. Then create your citric-acid/ food coloring solution- Have Fun! Combine some colors if you’d like to make for some cool color variations on the pumpkins!
3. Test out techniques, drip, splatter, brush- see how it makes the pumpkins look!
4. Allow to dry, add googly eyes for personality! *MAKE IT YOUR OWN!- not a pumpkin person? That’s ok, tweak the craft and decorate other shapes to your liking- leaves or apples are other great autumn ideas for this craft!

*MAKE IT YOUR OWN!- not a pumpkin person? That’s ok, tweak the craft and decorate other shapes to your liking- leaves or apples are other great autumn ideas for this craft!

Fall Tree stamp-painting with Broccoli

Painting with something other than a paint brush can be a fun adventure!

Ingredients:
*All you need for this craft are some broccoli florets.

Directions:
1. Pour your favorite fall paints on to a plate (red, orange, yellow, purple)
2. Use your broccoli floret in place of the paint brush, combine some colors and have fun!

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