The idea started simply enough. My six-year-old is fully into Halloween. I've wanted to do creepy and fun silhouettes in our front windows and this is finally the year that I had time to do it. Why not make the creepy silhouette of my own kid as a zombie?
During the day it's creepy from the inside. It might be creepiest for ME of all people, because it's almost the exact size and shape of my child. So even though I know it's there and I'm the one that put it there, I still catch it in the corner of my eye and do a double-take. I'm calling it passive exercise with all of the heart palpitations.
I don't see it at night, thankfully. It's only visible from the outside when it's dark. That's when it could really get to me-- because a) she should be in bed and b) she's a ZOMBIE!
Now that the first kid is finished and I have something to point to for the 3-year-old to understand why I'd like her stand like a zombie, it's time to do the other one. So that I can be doubly creeped out. Want to see how I made it? See it over at Crafts Unleashed.
So, what do you think-- too creepy to use your own offspring's silhouette?