Spooky Window Silhouettes With Follow-Me Eyes

Jason Poel Smith

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Halloween is almost here; but you still have time to put together some really spooky decorations. One great kind of decoration is the window silhouette. To make these, all you have to do set up a monster cutout in your window. This blocks some of the light behind it and casts a spooky shadow. You can even add eyes that follow a person as they walk by.

View this project on Instructables: instructables.com/id/Spooky-Window-Silhouettes-With-Follow-Me-Eyes/

Step #1: Find or Create Some Spooky Silhouette Images

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If you are an artist, or know someone who is, then you can quickly put together a variety of spooky silhouette images. You can also find a lot of examples online. Just search for "Halloween window silhouettes."

Step #2: Measure the Dimensions of Your Windows

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Before you can print out the images, you need to know how big to scale them. Start by measuring the dimensions of your windows. Mine where about 32" wide and 57" tall.

Step #3: Print Out the Images to Scale

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Step #4: Tape the Pages Together to Reconstruct the Image

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Now you need to reconstruct the image. First, take a pair of scissors and cut off the margins around the image. (You only need to do this for every other page.) Line up the pages so that original image is visible, then attach the pages together with scotch tape.

Step #5: Trim the Paper and Attach it to a Cardboard Backing

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Step #6: Cut Along the Outline

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Step #7: Cut Out the Shape From the Cardboard

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Step #8: Paint the Silhouette Cuttout

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Next you need to paint the cutouts black. You can use any paint for this. (I used the cheap kind.) Be sure to get all the edges, but don't worry if you don't get perfect coverage. When it is dark outside and the cutout is back lit, no one will notice.

Step #9: Add Follow-Me Eyes (optional)

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Step #10: Mount the Silhouettes in the Windows of Your House

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