Trick or treaters or not though, the Toadstill WILL be decorated for Halloween! Here is my favourite Halloween decorating trick...the Jack O Lantern window!
I came across this fabulous idea last Halloween, and of course, in the vast expanse of the internet I don't know where...please let me know if I stole it from you!
To make a spooky window of your own you will need
Black bristol board...large sheets...you tell me how many you need...I don't know how big your windows are!
Tissue paper...think Halloween colours...red, orange
copious amounts of tape
one spooky imagination!
So...measure your window...in my case we use a picture window facing the street...then tape your bristol board together as need be, (or cut down). I need four sheets to do my big window.
Then draw on a scary face...use a white crayon to do this
cut it all out
hang it up, (this is where the copious amounts of tape come into play)!
enjoy the spooky shadows cast on the walls of your house!
and line the empty space with tissue paper, using tape to tape it on the back of your bristol board.
Now, when it gets dark, get a light to shine behind it and go outside and admire your handiwork, (oh...take the kids out with you)! I had to laugh when I saw how horrendously evil our window looks...positively spooky! You don't have to make yours quite so evil looking...a happy pumpkin face would be nice too!
Isn't it marvelous???!!!!
So there you go! One decoration down...many more to go!