Below you’ll find an easy step-by-step tutorial for how to draw a Bat and a Bat Coloring Page. When it is based on simple shapes, students of all ages can enjoy drawing one.
If students are going to learn how to draw a bat, it helps to have them in one of their most natural positions — hanging from their feet. This tutorial shows how to draw one in this realistic pose, but still has a cute and simplified face.
Did you know that there are 1,100 species of bats worldwide, with 40 species in the United States alone. Though small in physical size, bats have a large footprint, making up one-quarter of the world’s mammals.
Now students that are learning more about bats, or perhaps want to include them in some fun Halloween drawings, can draw one with just a few simple shapes. That makes it a great tutorial for early elementary grade classes.
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This book, Nightsong, beautifully illustrates how bats use their radar to see at night, and tells of a young bat’s first flight all by himself. Really one of those special books that young students can relate to, and is a great match for this how to draw project.
- Drawing Paper. This is the good stuff you can buy in bulk for a good price.
- Pencils. Don’t waste your money on the cheapest brand. These make nice dark lines.
- Black Marker. A permanent marker will give you a nice dark black color.
- Crayons. I like this non-toxic brand that is made from beeswax, not petroleum by-products.
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Time needed: 1 hour.
How to Draw a Bat in 9 Easy Steps
- Draw a branch.
- Start with a center line and start one wing.
- Finish the body with the other wing.
- Add a curve to finish the wing. Add head and neck.
- Start the outside shape of the ears.
- Finish the inside of the ears.
- Draw the ear details and feet.
- Draw eyes, nose and mouth.
- Trace with a marker and color.
Student Art from Pre K and K students at St. Mary’s School
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