How to Draw a Big Brown Bat

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Big Brown Bat in 6 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Big Brown Bat.

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How to Draw a Big Brown Bat - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: Drawing the Big brown bat is simple and fun. To begin, draw a curved line with one small bump beneath a larger one for the head of your bat.

Step 2: The next step is to draw the big pointed ear on the side of the bat's head. Draw two tiny circles for the eye and nose. Show the second ear by attaching a small pointed arch to the top of your bat's head.

Step 3: Now connect a football shape to the head of your bat to form the body. Draw a curved line down the middle of the back to add dimension.

Step 4: Draw two lines which extend away from the bat's head and meet at a sharp point at the back of your bat. To the line closest to you, add a short connection that merges into a point at the middle of the wing.

Step 5: Next, draw several skinny lines to create the fingers and bones of the bat. Each line should connect to the body and the wing and have a slight bend.

Step 6: The final step is to draw the legs and tail. The tail should reach from the end of the football shape to the pointed end of the bat's wings. Draw two thin legs that stretch out from the sides of the football shape and end with small feet that hang slightly lower than your bat's wings.

Interesting Facts about the Big Brown Bat

They are the most common type of bats found in North America and have popularized a few islands such as Jamaica, Cuba and West Indies. They can live in a range of environment from areas with humans lodge to forests and caves.They are 110-130mm long and they weigh about 23g. They can easily bite onto things as they have sharp teeth. They feed on insects like beetles, moths, flies etc. Their predators include snake, owls, cats and racoons. Their upper part is brown in color while the bottom area is lighter comparatively.

Did you know?

  • They sleep throughout the winter season.
  • They make sounds that allow them to sense objects/ prey using echolocation.
  • When big brown bats find their prey, they make a call referred to as a ” feeding buzz”, which is a very high-pitched sound like a buzz.
  • Big brown bats got their name, as they are bigger than an American bat.
  • Mating season for big brown bats is fall/winter (before hibernation) but the female bat keeps the sperm until the end of hibernation and becomes pregnant in spring!
  • Majority of bats die in their first hibernation period due to lack of fat stored for their survival.

Lesson plan note: Help children make a bat mask by attaching an elastic string to the bat mask. They may also creatively decorate it with sparkles. Let them be batman for a day!