Preschool Activities and Printables

Easy Window Silhouettes

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I absolutely love holidays but all those decorations can get a little pricey, especially when you like to go all out like I do. When I saw this pin for Halloween decor on Pinterest, I knew it was the perfect budget-friendly decoration for ALL holidays because you can customize it however you want. It looks great during the day and at night. The best part is you can make it last year after year by simply covering it in clear contact paper. Enlist your kiddos to help you out, and now you’ve got a keepsake to decorate with during the holidays. My kids and I had a blast decorating our windows with silly and scary pumpkin faces for Halloween (a great thrifty alternative to all those pumpkins that you eventually have to throw out). They look amazing with all types of curtains, shutters and blinds and still have the same, desired effect! I particularly like the way you can make them work with shutter blinds, as many window decorations can be difficult to use with these. Check shuttercraft.co.uk for some shutter blind inspiration. I don’t know who’s more excited about the window silhouettes- my son or me. I know who’s more excited for Halloween though! My son looks forward to trick or treating every year, so we have to get going with that pretty quickly in the evening to make sure we visit as many houses as possible. Once he has all his candy, he will spend time eating them for the next couple of days. Usually, I try to find some kid friendly dentists for him as well. That way, they can check his teeth are all clean afterwards. That makes me feel more content about him eating all of those sweets. Anyway, we also have to be in to give other kids candy. I think we’ve started a new family tradition. Here’s all you’ll need to make these cute and customizable window silhouettes: As well as fun things like this, it is also important to have the right furniture, and Furniture in Fashion can meet your every need.

Materials:

  • Black poster board
  • Pencil
  • Ruler (optional)
  • Stencils (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Clear Tape
Step 1: Using a pencil, trace or freehand pictures onto the black poster board.
  • TIP: If you’re like me and aren’t that talented drawing pictures freehanded or don’t have a stencil of something you want, you can always print out a picture from your computer and trace it onto the poster board by placing the picture on top and applying enough pressure with a pen or pencil that the poster board is indented with the picture.
Step 2: Once you have your picture on your poster board, all you have to do now is cut it out and tape it up in your window. Easy-peasy! And it looks great from looking in or out of the window. Enjoy!
  • TIP: If you want to use the decorations longer, simply both sides in clear contact paper, and cut out.
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