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Scary Window Silhouettes

Instead of buying plastic pumpkins and inflatable skeletons, try this simple project.




Window silhouettes take only a few minutes to complete. Select a Halloween image, such as a cat, a witch, or a jack-o'-lantern, photocopy it onto a sheet of transparent paper, and stick it to your windows to make your house appropriately spooky.



  1. Step 1

    Select a design you wish to use, such as a cat, moon, witch, or jack-o'-lantern. Draw or copy design onto a piece of white letter-size paper. Make sure image is black and white, darkening with a black permanent marker, as needed.

  2. Step 2

    Insert transparency film into the letter-size paper tray of a photocopier. Make a photocopy of the design; the end result will be a black design on the transparent paper.

  3. Step 3

    To make the image adhere to the window, rub the transparent film on your head, creating static cling, or use double-sided tape. Shine a light behind the transparencies to create eerie shadows outside your windows.



Reviews (2)

  • NorbieK 17 Oct, 2008

    I made a whole bunch of them and lined them with orange cardstock inderneath. What I did is I pasted the printed out templates over a brown and orange cardstock and used Martha's exact-o knife. To make the eyes ears and mouth of the silhoutte pop I used the orange cardstock. It's so cool!

  • bff201 23 Sep, 2008

    This is very easy. Just print out the first stencil cut it and then trace the other in black paper and tape it with clear tape on the window.