Don’t even dare to try to leave your windows bare on Halloween night! A spooky Halloween silhouette printable or craft project might be just what you need to draw in a mystical appearance through your empty panes on both sides, using creepy creatures and monster shapes.
You can create full scenes using silhouettes and templates, like a haunted house and spooky tree setting with bats, a witch with a cauldron, or use just a single shape such as a black cat silhouette sitting on the window sill to add to the rest of your creative Halloween decor…
The Art of Silhouette Crafting – Simple Silhouette Forms
Traditionally (and now continuing into the 21st century), silhouettes are cut from thin black card to depict a featureless portrait, object, or scene using a dark representation on a lighter background. Silhouettes were a cheaper format to record one’s image rather than the use of photography, and simply obtained by tracing one’s shadow as a side profile view onto paper from candlelight.
Silhouettes of scenes are known as paper-cuts and many illustrations and popular artworks have been derived using mainly silhouette forms. One of the most popular Halloween paper-cut scenes is of a haunted house with spooky trees, bats flying overhead, and a full moon.
Creature Silhouettes – Dark Creepy Creature Shadows
Use these creature templates to stencil your own crafty Halloween decorations. Cut them out as silhouettes from black paper or trace the design to use as pumpkin carvings. You can layer as many smaller silhouette forms as you like together to create a full scene…
Creepy Creature Templates
A great bat silhouette, plus bones, skulls, spiders, and a few more crawlies.
Perched owl coloring page that is also the perfect size for a large owl silhouette.
Bats and Ghosts
Even the kids can help you with these ghost and bat pattern printables.
Halloween Stencil: Raven
A raven is an important omen, according to Native American Indian wisdom. When you see a raven, expect magic, shape-shifting and creation!
Halloween is probably the only time where you’ll want to show off your mice that run up and down the stairs late at night!
Halloween Objects and Scenes – Spooky Scenes and Symbolism
Cast Your Own Shadow….
What are your favorite silhouettes and what projects do you use them on, if not just displaying in windows?
Have you ever carved a pumpkin silhouette, or made a wall full of silhouette shadows?