Whether your playing pretend or trick-or-treating, these free printable masks are tons of fun and easy to make. Better yet, you and the kids might learn more about bats!
One of the most fascinating aspects of bats is their facial anatomy. The great diversity of face types is due to differences in lifestyle and diet. For example, some bats that feed on nectar need long, thin faces to insert into flowers, while insect-eating bats have shorter muzzles and stronger jaws to chomp down on insects.
- Paper or card stock
- Crayons or color markers
- Hole punch
- Elastic string
The bat masks will give children an opportunity to examine the facial anatomy of four different kinds of bats!
- Download any of the four masks by clicking the species name below.
- Print out on paper or card stock.
- Color or paint the mask coloring pages. Use your imagination!
- Cut out the mask, including the eye holes.
- Punch holes on both sides of the mask and attach an elastic string.
- Put it on and be a bat!