Volume 38
Issue 3

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 bugs. Whether you are playing pretend or trick-or-treating, masks are tons of fun and easy to make. Better yet, you and the kids might learn more about bats!

Materials Needed:

  • Crayons or markers
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Elastic string


  1. Color or paint the mask coloring pages. Use your imagination!
  2. Cut out the mask, including the eye holes.
  3. Punch holes on both sides of the mask and attach an elastic string.
  4. Put it on and be a bat!