Silhouette Halloween Suncatcher

We love to make suncatchers.

We’ve made them for all sorts of holidays from Thanksgiving to Easter. So, of course we definitely needed to make a Halloween suncatcher.

They’re bright, fun, and the perfect Halloween decoration.

Make an adorable Halloween silhouettes and turn it into a suncatcher with this fun craft for kids: Silhouette Halloween Suncatcher.

This simple and low-mess silhouette Halloween suncatcher can make such a dramatic statement.

Plus, this project can be adapted to suit all ages of kids. Use simple shapes for the younger kids and let your older kids get as artistic as they want.

Make an adorable Halloween silhouettes and turn it into a suncatcher with this fun craft for kids: Silhouette Halloween Suncatcher.

Supplies Needed

Clear contact paper
Scissors
Black construction paper
Colored tissue paper (we used orange, yellow, and green)

How to make your Silhouette Halloween Suncatcher

Cut pieces of contact paper so that it is 1/4-inch to 1/2-inch bigger on all sides than your piece of construction paper. You will need two pieces of contact paper for each silhouette.

Take the backing off of one of your pieces of contact paper and lay it sticky side up on your table. I usually tape it down to the table so it doesn’t go all over the place while the girls are working.

Make an adorable Halloween silhouettes and turn it into a suncatcher with this fun craft for kids: Silhouette Halloween Suncatcher.

Next, make a frame by folding your black paper in half and cutting a 1-inch border off the edges in one continuous line.

Once you unfold it, you will have a nice black frame for your picture. You can use the middle section to make your silhouette.

Make an adorable Halloween silhouettes and turn it into a suncatcher with this fun craft for kids: Silhouette Halloween Suncatcher.

Now, use the extra black paper to make your silhouette.

This would look perfectly lovely with a simple shape, like a pumpkin, witch’s hat, or a ghost. But, the girls got their hearts set on a more difficult shape… ahem – black cats.

This involved a bit of googling, searching. and printing so we could trace our shapes. There is no need to get so difficult!

Cut out your silhouette and place it inside your frame.

Make an adorable Halloween silhouettes and turn it into a suncatcher with this fun craft for kids: Silhouette Halloween Suncatcher.

Next, tear your tissue paper up into small pieces and layer it over the clear spaces within your frame.

Don’t worry about covering up your silhouette. You’re working on the backside and once you flip it over, you’ll be able to see the entire shape.

Once you’re finished, add your second piece of contact paper on top of your silhouette so your picture is sandwiched between two pieces of contact paper.

Make an adorable Halloween silhouettes and turn it into a suncatcher with this fun craft for kids: Silhouette Halloween Suncatcher.

Flip your pictures over, trim the edges, and hang in a sunny window.

I absolutely love the way these turned out!

Make an adorable Halloween silhouettes and turn it into a suncatcher with this fun craft for kids: Silhouette Halloween Suncatcher.

You may also like one of these fun Halloween Activities:

Spider Web Masks

Ghost Pop-Up Cards

Halloween Puppets from Craft Sticks

No-Sew Ghost Hand Puppet from Mama Smiles

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Terri is a writer and mom of two elementary-aged girls. She has a passion for learning and is always looking for ways to make learning fun. You can find her at Better Than Homework where she shares fun learning activities or Creative Family Fun where she shares art, craft, and family fun ideas.

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