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Bat Tissue-Paper Garland

No need to bait your home with bugs to attract a scary swarm of bats like these; all that's required is tissue paper and a pair of scissors.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, October 2002


Cutting the strings of shapes won't drive you batty, since the paper comes accordion-folded in its package. With black tissue paper you can craft bats, cats, rats, or witches; orange makes great pumpkins; and white is perfect for skulls and ghosts.


  • Package of folded tissue paper

  • Cookie cutter

  • Scissors

  • Tape


  1. Trace or draw desired design across full width of a package of folded tissue paper; we used a cookie cutter as our guide.

  2. Cut along the outline, leaving a bit of uncut fold at both sides so figures connect to one another.

  3. You'll end up with several strings of five or six shapes each; tape together for a garland.

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