Halloween shadow makers

My sons are crazy about torches at the moment and love to hide in the pantry with the lights off scaring one another!! With this in mind I thought it would be a great idea to make them these little shadow makers for Halloween.

Halloween shadow maker

The best thing is that they are very easy to make – all you need is some black paper, a craft knife, sticky tape and some wooden sticks.

Halloween shadow maker

I have scanned in my shadow makers which you can use as a template. Click here to download (pdf). Simply print out the template and cut round the shapes. Alternately you can use the template to trace the ‘shadows’ onto a black piece of paper. I used some wooden coffee stirrers to stick the ‘shadows’ onto. They were the perfect size and free!

Halloween shadow maker

In the next 3/4 days I hope to write a tutorial about making a cereal box shadow theater so stay tuned!

22 thoughts on “Halloween shadow makers

  1. Hello!

    I recently opened an art blog because I’m doing a creativity Workshops in a primary school.
    It’s proupouse is to show the projects made by the childrens who participate on it.
    I really like your blog because you are always proposing new ideas and interesting things to do. I would like to share ideas with you, for that I will link your web site adding your site to my favourite web sites.

  2. So fun! Thank you!

    Something else you can do to add to this is to put the sticks in a decorated can or a glass jar filled with candy corn or even beans and put a votive in it. Put the stick in front of the votive I think and fix things so there is a strong shadow cast and flickering on the wall:)

  3. Great idea Trisha….I confess I had to look up ‘votive’ to see what it meant!! But yes….tealights are on my shopping list in the next few days.

  4. I can’t wait to make these for my kiddos! They are obsessed with flashlights right now and I know they’ll just love these shadow makers. Thanks for the template! :)

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