Monster Silhouettes

5th grade

Cut a black paper silhouette in the shape of a monster

What is a silhouette?

sil·hou·ette


ˌsilo͞oˈet/


noun

noun: silhouette; plural noun: silhouettes


  1. the dark shape and outline of someone or something visible against a lighter background, especially in dim light.


    synonyms:outline, contour(s), profile, form, shape, figure, shadow

    • a representation of someone or something showing the shape and outline only, typically colored in solid black.




Examples of silhouettes

Animal silhouettes

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Monster silhouettes

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Look at the monster silhouettes in this video. What do you notice?

Video: 'Monster Mash' by Mimi Maxwell.
"The Monster Mash" by Mimi Maxwell

Cut a monster silhouette

  • use the entire page - don't make it too small
  • you can glue on extra pieces
  • make sure the shape is interesting: zig zag, wavy, spiky, etc.
  • cut out eyes, mouth, etc.

OPTION 1:

GLUE FINAL MONSTER ON A SHEET OF PAPER USING A GLUE STICK.

OPTION 2: PUT THE BLACK PAPER MONSTER IN THE ENVELOPE.


Clean up: put scraps in trash can. Put your materials on the tray.

LABEL AN ENVELOPE WITH YOUR NAME AND TEACHER NAME.

Here are some examples of HTeNC fifth grade work

Look at the interesting outlines. Also notice the cutouts.
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Next steps: make a shadow puppet

Here are some good student examples. Author: Grace Hulse, via School Arts Magazine.
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Here are some more examples of shadow puppets made by students.