Before reading about kid zombies — you’ve voted, right? Project Sewn been so exciting to watch! That’s a bunch of brave and talented women. If you haven’t voted yet, the deadline is tomorrow night!
Taking a giant leap across crafty world onto another subject…. last year I shared this post over at Crafts Unleashed. It’s still a Halloween favorite of mine. I’d decided I wanted my kids involved in halloween decor. And by involved, I mean I decided to decorate with my kids. Well, not with them, but WITH them. I made my 6-year-old into a creepy kid zombie silhouette! Really, it’s the only kind of zombie I can stand. I don’t want to see all of the gross ones with scary eyes. And the TV ad that’s running now with the guy’s ear that falls off? So over it.
But a cutie kid zombie silhouette is quick and easy to make. The supplies (which I had gotten from Consumer Crafts) needed for a kid zombie silhouette:
Photograph or find your zombie image. Print it in black and white at about a 1/4 page size so that it will fit in the projection frame.
Outline the silhouette.
Measure your destination location and cut a piece of black Foamie material to fit. Tape that onto a shadowed or dark wall and get ready to project! Did you ever get to use one of these projectors in school? I remember fighting over them. Tell me that wasn’t just me and my nerdy artsy friends? Okay, maybe it was.
Project your image and trace the outside.
A plain ball point pen will work for transferring the outline.
Cut out the silhouette.
Use clear tape to stick it to the window. By day it’s creepy from the inside, and at night creepy from the outside! I’m thinking it’s an added level of home security– zombie protection 24/7. In terms of durability, because it’s foam, you don’t have to worry about moisture warping the image, and it will roll and unroll for storage and future creepy use! Poster board is fine if you’re not in humidity central even in October, like where we live now.
The creepy bonus is catching your “kid” out of the corner of your eye when you know they shouldn’t be there and doing a double-take. Eeeeevery time you pass by their zombie double. Oy.