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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.

Source: Martha Stewart Living Television


  • Scissors

  • Thin black poster board

  • White pencil

  • Double-sided tape or adhesive transfer tape


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


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

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