Free printable Halloween decorations from Mia's craft Ideas, with easy to follow instructions and photo's. These bat and cat cut outs are a cheap way to decorate and join in the fun at Halloween.
These templates are outlined in black so you can print them on to paper and then cut them from black card. I know how expensive printer ink costs and I try to keep the costs down as much as possible.
The templates give you basic shapes that you can change and adapt to make your own unique decorations.
Download the template below by clicking on the thumbnail. All my templates are PDF files as they are easy to use and print.
You will need acrobat reader installed on your computer to view and print these templates. You can download it for free by clicking on the adobe reader button on the right.
Most printers will allow you to print directly on to thin card. If you are using patterned card make sure that you print on the plain side. If your printer will only allow you to print on paper then there are a couple of different ways to transfer the template to card.
One way is to glue the paper template to the card you can use any type of glue suitable for paper. Spread the glue thinly across the card then lower the paper on top. Smooth out carefully removing any air bubbles. Make sure the glue is completely dry before cutting.
The other way will only work if you are printing a template that is easy to reproduce. Secure the paper to the card with tape, using a pencil and ruler if drawing straight lines, go over the lines on the template. Press hard enough to mark the card but not so hard you make holes in the paper.
Once you have printed the templates cut out the decorations from your card or paper.
The black cat has features that you can cut out and stick on or you can leave it as a silhouette cut from black paper or card to leave a shadowy presence in your party room.
Attach elastic to the back of your cats and bats and hang them over your table or from the corners of the room.
These decorations can be printed onto a lighter colored card for the kids to color in as a Halloween activity.
You could color them in using glow in the dark pens.
Using an orange glow in the dark pen on the eyes will make them look very spooky in the dark.
Here's a game idea you could try. Print out several copies of the bats and cats. Put the bats in one pile and the cats in another.
Draw a symbol like a square on one bat then draw the same symbol on one cat. Draw a different symbol on the next bat and cat until you have used them all.
Lay them all on the floor face down and mix them up. The kids now take it in turns to find matching pairs of symbols.
You can find more free step by step instruction at Halloween Christmas Crafts.
Here you will find a great tutorial on how to create a fabulous back ground screen for your Halloween outdoor decorations. These screens are easy to make and require no specialist equipment.
They are lit up by the light in your room and look great from outside. You could replace a tombstone with a black cat for a great Halloween scene.
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