These Halloween silhouette scenes are a nice quiet activity. I had one of my munchkins at home sick and when the tv became tedious she wanted to do some art with me. We spent a lovely and quite afternoon doing this craft together.

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For these Halloween silhouette scenes you will need:

  • White paper (craft stock is better than ordinary paper as it is thicker)
  • Water colours
  • Paintbrush
  • Pencil
  • Black paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors

On your white paper paint a sunset backdrop. We had fun experimenting with blending colours to create different effects. We found that to blend one colour into the other it is a good idea to go over the colour break with just a wet brush. YC particularly enjoyed blending colours on the palate to create new hues.

While your sunset backdrop is drying, start drawing the objects you want to silhouette onto the black paper. I used Halloween cookie cutters to make a witch, ghost, owl, and bat.

halloween silhouette scenes

Next cut them out. We found that the less details we had the easier it was to cut them out.

halloween silhouette scenes

Finally arrange them onto your sunset backdrop to create your Halloween silhouette scenes.

If you enjoyed doing these Halloween silhouette scenes be sure to check out my Halloween feely boxes and flying ghost tea bag experiment.

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Halloween silhouette scenes - a nice quiet and creative craft for older children.

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Nanny Anita
Norland Nanny

Nanny Anita is our resident Super Nanny. Having trained at the famous Norland College, in Bath, she has over 12 years experience, working all over the world with children from 2 months to 17 years old. Nanny Anita is an expert when it comes to keeping the little ones entertained and writes a column with Leonora called 'Get Crafty' for Little London magazine. Nanny Anita has been on hand to answer our reader questions, and she provides weekly arts, crafts and activities for families to do with their children at home. She really is a modern day Mary Poppins!

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