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Texas Hill Country

“Go Batty!”

Mexican Free-tailed bats live in the Hill Country. They are furry and reddish black in color.

What You Need:


  1. Copy the pattern for the bat.
  2. Color each piece black, the two wings, body, feet, and head, except for the eyes, nose, and mouth.
  3. Cut out each piece.
  4. Glue the large rectangle around the toilet paper roll.
  5. Glue the head onto the front of the toilet paper roll.
  6. Glue the wings to the back of the toilet paper roll.
  7. Glue the feet to the bottom inside of the roll and then fold upwards.

Additional Activities:

Hang your bats and make a "cave" of bats.