So, I saw this post, and got all excited about making my own bats, and then realized I didn't have any black paper. But I couldn't wait! so I used old magazines instead.
It turned out nowhere near Dana's masterpiece...but the kids are enchanted...and it's all I got (besides jackolanterns) in the way of Halloween decor.
We lived in Austin TX for 6 weeks (last year) and were sooo bummed when we found out the bats were already hibernating by the time we got there.