Phantoms in the air,
Owls on witches' gateposts
Giving stare for stare,
Bats against the moon,
Stirrings round of fate-cakes
With a solemn spoon.
Figures draped in sheets,
Up and down the streets,
Shadows on a screen,
Shrieks and starts and laughter
This is Halloween!
October is here and the time for spooky tricks is drawing near. Have you ever wondered how goblins and ghouls live? Download our printable Haunted House and jack’o’lantern transparencies and find out.
This not-too-scary window transparency will liven up any space and signal to the world that your house or classroom is in on the Halloween fun!
- Printable Window Art Template
- Waldorf Window Star Paper
- Craft Utility Knife
- Safe Cutting Surface
Print, Cut, and Craft
Download and print out our haunted house window transparency template. You can print on regular paper but we suggest a thicker cardstock, which will offer stability when you cut out the negative space.
Cut out the template using either sharp scissors or a craft utility knife (X-Acto knife). Take care when handling sharp cutting tools and cut on top of a safe surface like a self-healing crafting mat.
Using regular school glue, line the back of the template with colorful Waldorf Window Star Paper, also known as kite paper. We like to add layers upon layers of kite paper to add dimension to the insides of the windows and house.
Let the glue dry completely before displaying your haunted house in a well-lit window.
Add a Swarm of Bats!
Start with a square piece of kite paper.
Fold the paper in half along its diagonal.
Fold the bottom corner of the folded paper upwards to create a boat shape.
Turn the folded sheet around.
Fold the left and right corners down to reproduce the shape shown in step 5.
Grab the bottom left and right corners and fold them back up to recreate the shape shown in step 6.
Use scissors to cut out the bat’s ears. They will be fairly far apart at this point in time.
Step fold in the area between the two ears to create a 3D design. This step requires a bit of practice but will become easier once it has been practiced a few times.
Use scissors to create the wing shape. You can create a uniform style for your colony or make each bat unique!
A special thanks to our guest contributor and friend, Franzi Shelton. Franzi is a secondary science teacher and holds a Masters of Education degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is also a mother to two wonderful children and talented artist. You can find Franzi's inspiring Waldorf crafts, recipes and more on Instagram.