Spooky Halloween Silhouette that Your Kid Can Make

Are Halloween decorations spread through your house too? M and M have been hard at work hanging ghosts, pumpkins and bats all over the walls. It’s a good thing I love kid-made decorations so much! When Dollar Tree asked me to partner with them to share The Value Seekers Club, I immediately fell in love with the Halloween Silhouette idea I found there. (This post is sponsored and inspired by Dollar Tree.)

spooky Halloween silhouettes the kids can make - LOVE THESE

The Value Seekers Club is a club full of crafts, recipes, décor and frugal fun idea that can all be created with Dollar Tree products. Since all Dollar Tree products cost only $1… the ideas they share are always a inexpensive to make. The Value Seekers Club also hosts members-only contests, gives exclusive product sneak peeks, and offers first-to-buy opportunities

The Halloween silhouette idea I found was for printable Halloween silhouettes. How easy is that? Just print, cut and add them to a frame. I decided to get creative with ours and I am so glad I did.

Spooky Halloween Silhouette that Your Kid Can Make

What you need: black frames, black poster board, white paper, glue and scissors.

I choose 3 different sized black frames and removed the glass. (I think I’ll add the glass back in for storing. That way the finished product will stay nice and protected while being stored until next year.)

spooky Halloween silhouettes the kids can make - LOVE THESE

For this project I worked with Big M and his cousin S. They are both 9. I showed them the inspiration picture from The Value Seekers Club and explained the idea. I did give them one rule. I wanted their Halloween Silhouette to have something to do with Halloween. We talked about different things that remind us of Halloween to get the ideas flowing.

Tips for a Successful Project

  • Select something that can be made with very little detail. Explain that silhouettes are more of an outline.
  • Use one color (black or white) as the base. Cut that piece the exact size you need to fill the frame. This will keep your little one from creating something super cool that won’t fit!
  • Have extra black and white paper near by. Layer the pieces where you want to add detail.
  • Join in the fun! Make one right along side your kids. Borrow some of their techniques and show them some of your own.
  • Lay out the pieces and get the look you want before using the glue.

spooky Halloween silhouettes the kids can make - LOVE THESE

We had a great time creating each Halloween Silhouette and the end product is such a fun Halloween decoration!

Dollar Tree is offering a $50 Dollar Tree gift card to one lucky reader! All you have to do is check out the crafts, recipes, décor and frugal fun ideas featured on The Value Seekers Club. Then come back here and leave a comment telling me which idea inspires! Winner will be selected using random.org on October 26, 2014. (USA residents only for this one.)

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Dollar Tree via Burst Media. The opinions and text are mine.


  1. I would choose 23 Silly Halloween Jokes and The Spooky Halloween Silhouettes. Both are great for my 10 year old daughter.

  2. The candy corn wreath! I love doing crafts with our toddler! He is just getting to the fun stage where he can follow directions and is able to hold his attention to what we are doing (:

  3. I really hate following the crowd but the candy corn wreath is my favorite. My daughter has an obsession with candy corn and we always buy a bunch of it and make all sorts of candy corn flavored desserts.

  4. I like the candy corn wreath. Although I probably wouldn’t be able to hang it on our front door because the sun beats down on it. Maybe in a window?

  5. what a cute site. I need to look through more, reading from a post off Facebook. My daughter is into bats and pumpkins this year, pumpkin bat

  6. I have a weakness for candy corn, so that looks like a wonderful craft. Although there probably wouldn’t be enough candy corn left to make the wreath, since I’m sure I’d eat most of it before I was finished with the project!

  7. The paperback pumpkin is super cute! Being an avid book reader, this would look adorable on the bookshelf! Thanks!

  8. Bat Pumpkin! How cute are they?! My kids and I just painted some of those orange pumpkins yesterday for trick or treaters to enjoy. 🙂 Thanks so much!

  9. The Holiday Tableware looks elegant !!! I am inspired to make my holiday dinner look like I spent much more with the festive dinnerware, linens & serveware etc…

  10. I would like to make the flip flop cookies this summer. I would make them for our family 4th of July cook out and change them up by using patriotic colors.

  11. I love the bat pumpkins! They would be so cute instead of carving out the pumpking and hoping it doesnt sag!

  12. I like the wreath made of candy corn. I could eat candy corn and the pumpkin ones too for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

  13. I like the Bottlecap Snowman craft. That would be great to do with the kids and then use them as decorations on presents.

  14. My two favorites are the Candy Corn Wreath (It’s so cute, and candy corns are one candy I’d rather see on a door than in my mouth), and I also love the cat pumpkin! Holy cow, I need to get doing some of these now!

  15. I definitely love the paperback pumpkin since I’m a huge bookworm, haha! 🙂 I might have to try to make it sometime.

  16. As an adult craft, I love the colors and the pattern in the candy corn wreath. I think my kids would love decorating the mini pumpkins- like the bat pumpkins!

  17. The candy corn wreath caught my eye immediately of course. What a great idea and great imagination for whoever thought of it. It seems like someone should have thought of it years ago. I can use all kinds of candy to make a wreath.

  18. we made the candy corn wreath. and my daughter is modifying the halloween silhouettes to make some dr. who themed artwork for her room. thanks for the awesome ideas.

  19. I like the Candy Corn wreath but my son really likes the bat pumpkins. I have to agree .. They are cute!

  20. My favorite is their Candy Corn Wreath project! I think that candy corn would also look cute around small glass votives.

  21. LED candles, definitely. I’d like to buy little ones for around the house, and a few big ones for our dining table. (I do love real beeswax candles, but they can get expensive!)

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