Make homemade Halloween stencils for you and your little ones to use for craft projects. Use card stock, poster board, or empty cereal boxes to make the stencils strong enough to use over and over. Adult supervision required.
What You'll Need:
Halloween Coloring Pages or Halloween-Themed Pictures from Magazines
Paper Board, such as Card Stock, Poster Board, or an Empty Cereal Box
Bounty Paper Towels
Put the paperboard sheet on the table.
Put the Halloween pictures or coloring page on top of the paperboard. If you decide to put more than one shape on each piece of paper board, make sure to leave at least 1" between each shape, because stencils get hard to use when the shapes get too close together.
Trace around the outer edge of the shape, pressing down hard with the ballpoint pen. Lift the picture off of the paperboard and check to see if the outline of the picture shows on the paperboard. You should see the shape you just traced indented in the paperboard.
Use the punch to cut a hole near the center of the shape or as far inside the traced lines as you can get. Use the scissors to cut out the shape, after the indented lines.
To test the stencil, put it over a piece of craft paper and use the bingo dabber to fill in the shape with ink. Lift the stencil straight up so the ink does not smear, and check to see how your Halloween stencils worked.