Monday, October 27, 2014

Creep-a-Day Challenge Day 27

Spooky Silhouettes

Don't be scared!

Each year, I come up with different silhouettes for our front windows and I usually have all of the supplies for this project on hand. Bats always look awesome and crows look cool too. If I'm feeling extremely ambitious, I cover the windows in colored cellophane. This year, I was only feeling mildly ambitious.

Black paper (card stock or construction paper)
Colored cellophane (the stuff you wrap gift baskets in)


The How:

Some of what you need
I start out folding a piece of construction paper in half and cut out a rough pumpkin shape. This guy was tall
so I folded the paper long-ways and cut.

With the paper still in half, I drew a large X where I thought the eyes should go. I opened the paper to make sure the placement was good. Next I drew an open, wailing mouth.

I refolded the paper and carefully, I poked a "pilot hole" in the center of the X and began cutting it out. I did the same for the mouth. 

I opened the paper and cut out a piece of cellophane to fit over the cut-outs. With the pencil-marked side up, I taped the cellophane over the eyes and mouth, making sure not to have any tape cover the cut-out area. (it looks cloudy when viewed from outside)

RIP Jack O' Lantern!

With one pumpkin done, I made a shorter, fatter pumpkin and a black cat.

I arranged them in the windows, the side with the cellophane facing inside the house and taped them in place. I used small strips of tape so it was less visible from outside.

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