Haunt your halls with a colony of these denizens of the dark. They can just hang around, or they can take wing as a bat mobile -- tape several to pieces of monofilament and string them from a small branch.
Fold an 8- by 8-inch square of black paper into a triangle.
Fold down the top 2 inches of the triangle.
Fold each side flap in along the inner lines shown here, then back out along the outer lines, to form dimensional wings.
To create ears, use scissors to cut a notch along the top, between the wings.
Flip the bat over and add eyes with glow-in-the-dark paint. To give the body dimension, make a vertical crease down the center.
Amazing Bat Facts
Bats account for around a quarter of all mammal species.
As mammals, bats nurse their babies.
Thailand's bumblebee bat, weighing less than a penny, is the world's smallest mammal.
Some flying-fox bats of the Tropics have wingspans of up to 6 feet!
Hundreds of plant species rely on bats to pollinate them.
Like cats, bats spend lots of time grooming their fur.