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Bat Mobile

Martha Stewart Living, October 2012

Peek into your backyard and your art-supply drawer -- odds are you have everything you need to make this bat mobile.

Trace our bat templates onto black card stock; cut them out and fold them according to template instructions. Make a small hole in the center of each bat with a tack. Poke a piece of thread through each hole, and knot it. Tie the bats to a found branch (painting it black is optional). Then hang the branch from two pieces of thread secured to the top of the window with flat thumbtacks.

Card stock, by Colorbok, in Black, $13 for 30 sheets, staples.com. Button-and-carpet thread, joann.com.

Comments (3)

  • eilval 14 Oct, 2012

    This is such a cool idea . The instructions are easy -to-follow and the templates are perfect . I've featured this on my lens at Squidoo.com
    http://www.squidoo.com/best-loved-halloween-decorating-ideas

  • RoyalBash 26 Sep, 2012

    We did this as an upright arrangement and made bat shaped chocolate cookies as party favors to pluck from the tree on the way out

  • Lea Stewart- No Relation 23 Sep, 2012

    This is a great idea for outside too. We used our own bats and fishing line to decorate my front porch. https://www.box.com/shared/4m8m7kizswey28eegv8j