Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Spooky Silhouettes!

Rarely do I "do" Halloween in my class. I try to leave all that seasonal stuff to the classroom teachers. But this project? Irresistable! The supplies are VERY minimal and the results are fantastic, making it a win-win for all involved :)

You will need:
6"x18" orange paper
black markers/Sharpies
hole punch
scrap white paper (for eyes)

My second and third graders brainstorm things that remind them of Halloween or Fall (for my Jehovah's Witness students). I draw them on the ActivBoard. Students pick and choose different characters to add to their work, coloring it black along the way. I like to use Sharpies, I think the black is better and makes more of an impact! Of course you could probably even get away with using crayon on this!

When finished, I give each table a hole-punch and have them go to town punching out eyes. Eyes can peer out of anything on the paper-- how "spooky" are those trees? Is there someone underground?!

The possibilities are endless...and like I said while I don't usually "do" Halloween, the classroom teachers have less and less time to do fun stuff like this. So I say "why not"?!


  1. These are SO adorable! Love them!

  2. love it! Thanks for the idea to use hole punchers!

  3. These are really cute. Do you use a long-arm hole punch?

  4. Oh, wait, now I feel silly - I thought the orange paper was punched, and white paper attached behind...OK, I am with the program now.

  5. My class loved these! Thank you for sharing.

  6. My students did this project today and loved it! We listened to spooky music on Pandora Radio while drawing. What fun!

  7. I love this, we're going to try it at home!
    ~ joey ~

  8. These are really cute. I do something similar using paint and black paper, but not the little hole punches. I linked to your blog on my blog post: http://vividlayers.blogspot.com/2012/10/spooky-silhouettes-kindergarten.html