I made some Halloween garland cut outs for the kids just like we use to make paper dolls or snow flakes by folding paper and then cutting out a silhouette. We made pumpkins, scarecrows and ghost.
I used regular 8 1/2 by 10 1/2 printer paper and folded it into fourths; drew on my design, and cut them out. My six year old had a hard time with the scare crow cut out but handled the pumpkins and ghost pretty well. I found that placing a small bit of tape in a couple of places helped my girl with cutting it out by keeping the edges closed and lined up.
After they are cut out they can be painted or colored with crayons, markers or colored pencils. Use colored paper instead of white paper for the cuts outs as I did in top photo; orange paper for the pumpkins, then colored the stems.
Tape them together after they are cut out to make a garland as long as you want.
I'm sure you could use all sorts of things as an inspiration to make your own template. Try cookie cutters, coloring pages, or even clip art. You just need to use a size that will fit on your folded paper going slightly off the edges so it connects to the next cut out after it is cut. Remember to not cut a section on the edges where the folds are.
I had planned to make the templates printable here for you but I'm afraid I couldn't figure out how to make the template, scan it in, turn it into a pdf, and have it print out the rite size. I work HOURS trying to make it and I'm so tired now I'm just giving up. I really wanted to give you the template! If anyone out there knows how to help me please speak up. I hope to be able to have a printable soon so and I will update here when I do, so come back later if you want one ok?
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