If you’re looking for a simple easy-to-put-up and easy-to-remove Halloween decoration that’s fun for the whole family, look no further than a spooky silhouette. You can make them in a variety of ways such as painting black shapes on plain paper or cutting something out of cardboard. You can put together a spooky silhouette with anything you have lying around and are limited only by your own imagination.
If you’re not the artsy type, you can take the guesswork out of it by tracing something you find spooky. You can trace your arms to make the clawing hands of the damned, stencil a loved one into a shambling mummy or pointy witch, or trace a bat, cat, or rat. If you’re artistically inclined, you can draw, paint, or cut whatever you like. The secret is to make it dark enough that it shows well through whatever window or door you plan to hang it behind.
Once you have the silhouette, all you have to do is secure it inside someplace visible from the street. Tape some clawing hands to your front sidelights or a scary face in the glass of your entrance door. Put up a witch cooking over a cauldron in your kitchen window, spooky ingredients optional. Your entire house becomes a decoration when you choose to put up silhouettes in your windows and doorways. Best of all, since it’s just paper and tape, it’s easy to remove and install.
Have a Spooky Halloween!