The best bat ever!
Meet your personal Halloween bat!
Warning! Only under adult supervision.
- glass mug;
- orange and black gouache,; *paintbrush;
- metal wire;
- aluminum foil;
Coat a glass mug with orange paint. Add black eyes and a sinister smile, and insert a candle. Draw an outline of a bat on some aluminum foil, cut it out, poke a hole in it, and pass a thread through the hole. Make a wire stand arching over the mug and hang the bat on it. Light the candle – the bat takes flight!
The candle heats the surrounding air, making it less dense. The hot air then rises, creating so-called convection flows. These flows are strong enough to make the lightweight bat flutter.
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