Halloween Window Shadow

I know this idea has been done a million times, but now I am seeing people all over “SPEND MONEY” on this easy to do, fun to MAKE and super cheep project!

Be creative and do your own CUSTOM Halloween Decoration!

Come on MAN! get it together and have some fun while decorating your home.   You say you are too busy… then get up, turn off the TV and go get some very simple items and tools.

And MAKE your own custom Halloween Window Shadow

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My crazy pumpkin in the window from outside.

A cardboard box, a box cutter/ razor, colored tissue paper, clear packing tape, and an area that you can cut a cardboard box without hurting anything like a wood floor or carpet or a table top (not that I did that, just a warning). If you a young person, get an adult, if you are a young person at heart, grab your inner adult to supervise yourself.

Decide what shadow you want to do. I did a pumpkin face, a jolly roger pirate flag and a snow flake for the “other” holiday season.

Next is a quick  series of simple pictures showing the progress of Making your own.

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Put together several pieces of cardboard that can be taped together and fill the window you want the Shadow in.shadow 3

Put together several pieces of cardboard that can be taped together and fill the window you want the Shadow in.

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Draw the pattern you want the light to shine through.
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Cut out the negative. Be carefull… razors are sharp!
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On the back side of the cardboard (the side that is away from the outside of the window view) tape or glue the tissue paper to cover all the holes in your pattern.

Mine looked like this…

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Turn on the light to the room and go outside when its dark… don’t get frightened when you see your Halloween surprise!

SPOOKY!
SPOOKY!

Have fun and Make IT!

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