Decorating Sam’s Classroom for Halloween

Halloween Montage

This is the first time I’m posting a project that I didn’t have much to do with. However, I did volunteer to write up the post. 🙂

My assistant, Gabriella Lex, was asked by a friend who teaches a 5th grade class, to help decorate the classroom for Halloween. Gabriella pulled out her KNK Zing, opened up Make The Cut and had a great time creating some fun Halloween decorations suitable for a classroom.

Materials Used
KNK Zing
Make The Cut
Cardstock – black, orange, purple, yellow, green, white
POW Glitter Paper – black
Patterned Paper My Mind’s Eye – “Happy Haunting”
Various Adhesives
Googly Eyes
White Uniball Signo pen
Thin ribbon for hanging

Cutting on a Zing:
F = 90; Speed = 10/10; Red capped Zing blade, 1 pass, Offset: 0.35

Drawing with white pen:
F = 30; Speed = 10/10; 2 passes; Offset = 0


1. Gabriella used MTC’s Pixel Trace function to convert various images into cutting files. Here is a link to download the file (in MTC and KNK formats) for the various shapes shown above.

2. She then sized and cut out all shapes (except for the bones) using the Zing. The bats wings were cut from POW Glitter paper.

3. For the lettering on the bones, Gabriella used the free font Kristen ITC. Then she used a Uniball white pen mounted in a pen holder made using Michele Harvey’s technique in this prior Team KNK Post. She used the Zing to draw the lettering first and then had the bone shape cut out around the lettering. In this case, it was necessary to use WYSIWYG mode so that the bones and the lettering remained aligned.


4. Finally, after photographing all of her pieces here, she gathered up these dozens of items and headed over to Sam’s classroom on Friday at lunchtime to get everything put up!









Again, here’s the file with the various Halloween shapes for cutting! Hope you can use them in your Halloween decorations this season!

Halloween Shapes in MTC and KNK Formats

20 thoughts on “Decorating Sam’s Classroom for Halloween

  1. I love that the Zing and Make the Cut was used to make all of these designs. They make all of it look so professional. Thank you for the files.

  2. Gabriella is really doing great with her Zing and her mentor beside her. Thanks for sharing Sandy. She’s very creative and doing so much.

  3. Awesome Gabriella…I am sure the kids were Wow’ed!! Great job! Thanks for sharing the files too!

  4. Gabriella, you did a GREAT job on these Halloween decorations. Love the witches legs, and that ghost is greart. The bat area is really flyin’. Love how into Halloween you got. Sandy is a great teacher and with your creative juices flowing, I’m sure your friend’s students are loving their classroom now. Thanks for sharing the files.

  5. Gabriella had fun helping a friend and I didn’t even have to jump in at all with this project, other than I volunteered to do the write up. 😛 Glad you all enjoyed it!

  6. Thank you everyone for the wonderful comments it was so exciting to help out a close friend and to be able to donate to the school! The children were amazed and definitely feeling the Halloween spirit!

  7. Such fun, I bet the kids loved it…and I am sure there will be more requests for decorations! You did a great job!

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