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.)
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.)
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.
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.