Here are two simple art projects you can do with your kids for Halloween.
The first is one I have done with all elementary grades. You just might want to use templates with the younger ones.
white paper, paint in sunset colors, paintbrush, black paper, scissors, glue stick
I taped the white paper to an art board to get a nice edge. We started painting in our sunset. Yellow on the bottom, orange, red, purple, blue and some black on the very top. I had Jeff pre moistion the paper a bit to get the colors to blend.
Let background dry completely.
While the background is drying you can cut some Halloween shapes out of the black paper. You can use templates for the little ones so they just have to trace and cut. Jeff did a combination adding some of his own creations. Templates 1 and Templates 2
Using a glue stick stick on your shapes.
You can use a black marker to add some detail to your picture. Jeff added the window panes and a spooky tree.
The second project is one I did with Grade 1 and 2 last year.
We used this pumpkin tower I made a few years ago for inspiration. This is just cut out of 1 inch plywood and then I painted it freehand.
Materials: construction paper, scissors, glue stick
We read this book first in class to get everyone thinking about different facial expressions. I wanted the kids to breakout of the usual Jack o lantern face.
After sketching some faces in our sketch books we used construction paper and glue sticks to make our pumpkin towers. The kids decided to add stars and the moon to the background.
This was done by Ryan, age 7
see you next time