I dug out one of my oldy but goody craft ideas after seeing some fun Halloween paper and a pumpkin punch on clearance at Michaels. I did this same thing last Halloween with a skull punch and I've done it with snowflake punches and butterfly punches as well. It's really simple but I love the look. It's also a great project to do with the kids because there is no wrong way to do it, though in art there really never is!
2. Purchase a fun shaped paper punch....there are countless shapes and cost between $5-$10...I bought mine at Michaels. I rarely ever buy anything at Michaels without a 40% off coupon--save 'em up and use 'em!
3. Purchase a frame....I reuse the same shadowbox frame throughout the year and just swap out the art for the season. Any size frame will work, I prefer shadowbox frames for this project.
4. Punch out your shapes and glue them down however you like. For the pumpkin one in the shadowbox, I also used pop-dots, which are raised pieces of foam sticker that gives a little dimension to the punch outs. For the skeleton, the kids chose to just glue all the punch outs down randomly and then use one pop-dot for the black glitter skull. Ella did the pumpkin one on the left and made a pattern, using alternating using pop-dots. Anything goes here...it all looks fun!
5. Hang on the wall or give as a gift!