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Witch Silhouette

Legend has it that witches gathered twice a year: April 30 -- the eve of May Day -- and the night of October 31, also called the Night of the Witches. On these unearthly evenings, the story continues, witches and warlocks rode through the air on broomsticks to secret meetings where they danced around great roaring fires and planned the evil that they would perform during the coming year. Continue the tradition of the Night of the Witches by creating a scary witch window silhouette. It's a simple project that you can adjust to fit any window in your house.

Materials

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Choose a Halloween picture to enlarge for your window, or use our Witch on a Broomstick Template.

  2. Step 2

     Enlarge your picture to 8 1/2 by 11 inches, letter size, on a photocopy machine, or bring it to a copy shop and have them do it for you. 

  3. Step 3

    Fold the paper to correspond to the number of panes in your window. For example, if your window is four panes across and three panes down, fold the paper across and down accordingly. Number each quadrant for reassembly.

  4. Step 4

    Cut the paper along the folded lines into separate sheets. Measure your windowpanes, and enlarge each sheet to fit a single windowpane, or bring it to a copy shop and have them do it for you.

  5. Step 5

    To form your template: Cut out each shape. Trace the outline of each shape with a white pencil onto black poster board. Number each piece accurately for reassembly. Cut out each poster-board section.

  6. Step 6

    Use double-sided tape or adhesive transfer tape to attach each template piece, by number, to its corresponding windowpane.

Source
Martha Stewart Living Television

Reviews (5)

  • craftsbycourtney 21 Oct, 2013

    Oh wow, this a great Halloween decorating idea! I really like how this witch silhouette turned out.

    I love the "Wicked" musical and the artwork for the poster, so I made the "Wicked" witch and framed her on my wall. It's not a full body silhouette, but I LOVE the smirk on her face, haha!

    This "Witch Craft" was one a few Halloween crafts that totally inspired me!

    Thank you,

    Courtney

  • squirrel12 31 Aug, 2011

    This cut out does not look like what is shown with bats and cats, the witch has hair in it, where is the orginal?

  • jvallas 11 Oct, 2010

    If you click here (it's a download from box.net), you will get a version of the template that is just the outline of the witch: http://www.box.net/shared/i2i6tqgupe.

  • Sheryll 2 Oct, 2010

    I can not print out solid black ink for this ....... too bad the creators can not think in the real world. I can not afford this in the form of black ink now.......... so good going.

  • cincraft 12 Oct, 2008

    Hi,
    I made this witch years ago, by recording the tv program, then pausing it and then drawing it on a large piece of Linoleum paper. Then my husband and I copied it onto a piece of plywood. We then painted her black, sat her on a broom handle and painted a mop yarn bottom, yellow/orange/red like flames and put her on top of our motorhome in the infield of a Nascar race. She attracted many compliments and acted like a large wind vane. Thankyou, cindy