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Halloween Art

Halloween Art

Are you looking for some fun Halloween art ideas for your kids to do this season?

 

Well, we have pumpkin crafts, spider crafts, and bat crafts! Halloween paper crafts and paper plate crafts!

 

These work great for preschool Halloween crafts and kindergarten Halloween crafts!

 

My preschool class love creating fun and spooky creations! Here are 15 engaging Halloween art projects that are my kid’s favorites!

 

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Spider Web Painting

Supplies Needed:

Butcher paper, painter’s tape, paint

How-to Guide:

Roll out several feet of butcher paper. Use several strips of painter’s tape and apply it in different crossing directions across the butcher paper to make a spider web. Have your child paint each section in a different way. When they are finished, carefully peel off the tape to reveal your child’s spider web!

 

Coffee Filter Bats

Supplies Needed:

Butcher paper, painter’s tape, paint

How-to Guide:

Using washable markers, have your child color several coffee filters. Lay the colored coffee filters on a washable surface. Using a spray bottle, mist them with water. The more the filters are sprayed, the more the design runs and bleeds; the choice is yours! While you are waiting, paint a clothespin black. After the coffee filters are dry, fold them in half. Clip the dried painted clothespin along the folded edge in the middle of the semi-circle. Here is your bat with its colored wings! You can add googly eyes, tiny small white paper triangles for its teeth, and tiny small black paper triangles for its ears to complete your bat! You can also cut the edges of the coffee filter in a wavy pattern to give the bat wings some definition!

 

Pumpkin Paint Roll

Supplies Needed:

Paper, shallow box, paint, miniature pumpkins

How-to Guide:

Have your child select their favorite colored piece of paper and place it in a wide, shallow box or container. Squirt some paint into the box. Drop several pumpkins into the box and let your child roll the pumpkins around through the paint along their paper! You can add a lid or cover to the box and let your child shake the marbles around in the box.  

 

Monster Suncatchers

Supplies Needed:

Paper, shallow box, paint, miniature pumpkins

How-to Guide:

Have your child rip up several sheets of different Halloween colored tissue paper. Then, stick the ripped pieces onto the sticky side of the contact paper. You can cut the contact paper out into different Halloween shapes, or I like to have a Halloween monster template that the children stick the tissue paper around. After the tissue paper has been applied, you can stick the contact paper to a window to reveal your homemade suncatcher! 

 

Yarn pumpkins

Supplies Needed:

Balloons, white glue, water, yarn

How-to Guide:

Start by blowing up a few balloons. How big you blow up your balloons determines how large your pumpkins will be! Pour some white glue into a bowl of water. Dip a super long strand of yarn into the water and glue mixture and then begin to wrap the soaked strand around the balloon in all sorts of different angles. Tuck in the end of the strand and leave to dry. When the yarn has completely dried, pop the balloon! You can add a green piece of paper for the stem to complete your pumpkin! 

 

Spooky Silhouette Painting

Supplies Needed:

Paper, shallow box, paint, miniature pumpkins

How-to Guide:

Print out your child’s favorite Halloween character (such as a mummy, werewolf, witch, pumpkin, etc.) outline and cut it out. Loop painter’s tape and stick it to the back of the character, and then stick it to a piece of paper. Let your child paint the paper making sure to paint over the character. When they are finished, carefully peel off the paper to reveal the character’s silhouette! 

 

Tape Mummies

Supplies Needed:

Black paper, craft tape, googly eyes

How-to Guide:

Draw a mummy outline on black paper. Give your child several strips of white craft tape and let them stick it on the mummy. After they have finished, cut the mummy out. Add googly eyes to complete your tape mummy! 

 

Mummy Lacing

Supplies Needed:

Hole punch, paper plate, yarn, marker

How-to Guide:

Hole punch around the edge of a white paper plate, leaving about a half inch in between each hole. Use a shoelace or a piece of yarn to lace each hole, making sure to go across the plate to a new hole every time. Draw a spooky mummy face on the plate for more fun!

 

Pipe Cleaner Pumpkins

Supplies Needed:

Beads, pipe cleaner

How-to Guide:

String orange, yellow, and red beads onto a pipe cleaner. Once the pipe cleaner is full, shape it into a pumpkin!

 

Ghost Painting

Supplies Needed:

Clothespin, cotton ball, white paint, black paper

How-to Guide:

Use a clothespin to pinch a cotton ball. Have your child hold the clothespin and dip the cotton ball into some white paint. Dot the paint across some black paper in the shape of a ghost!

 

Jack-O-Lantern Rice

Supplies Needed:

Large storage bag, paint, rice, scoops, toys

How-to Guide:

Pour some rice into a Ziploc bag. Have your child pick out a couple of different Halloween colors of paint to squirt into the bag, along with the rice. After sealing the bag (you can reinforce the opening with masking tape if needed) let your child squish the rice and paint to create different colored fall rice! Now you can use your finger and draw different shapes, letters, or pictures in the rice!

Later, open the bag of colored rice that your child made and let it dry. After the rice is thoroughly dried, pour out the rice into a bin. Let your child enjoy running their hands through the colored rice that they made. Add small halloween toys, blocks, and cars, shovels, measuring cups and let your child dig around for the objects.

 

Marbled Leaves

Supplies Needed:

Shaving cream, food coloring/paint, toothpick, paper

How-to Guide:

Spray a bunch of shaving cream onto a tray. Drop a few drops of food coloring or paint onto the shaving cream. Use a toothpick to swirl the colored drops around in the shaving cream. The more you swirl and mix the less marbled look you will get, the choice is yours! Cut out a leaf shape out of paper and gently lay it over the shaving cream. Remove the paper from the shaving cream and carefully remove any access shaving cream from the paper. Now you have a marbled leaf! 

 

Flying Ghosts

Supplies Needed:

White disposable cups, marker, scissors, yarn, tape

How-to Guide:

Turn some white disposable cups upside down and draw a spooky ghost face. Poke a hole in the top of the cup. Cut a large piece of yarn or string, fold it in half, and tie the two loose ends together. Feed the yarn or string through the hole in the cup, so that the large loop comes out the top of the cup and the knot is on the inside of the cup. Glue, tape, or staple some white streamers to the bottom of the cup. Now you can hang up your spooky flying ghosts! 

 

Paper Plate Jack-O-Lanterns

Supplies Needed:

Paper plates, paint, scissors, glue, tea light

How-to Guide:

Get two paper plates and paint the bottoms orange and the tops black. After they have dried, trim off about an inch or so on one edge to make a flat bottom. Cut out a spooky face on one of the plates. Glue the round black sides together, but don’t glue the trimmed flat edge! After that has fully dried, insert a tea light into the open, flat bottom of the plates to enjoy your paper plate jack-o-lantern! 

 

Salty Spiderwebs

Supplies Needed:

Paper, pencil, white glue, salt, watercolor

How-to Guide:

On a piece of paper, draw out a large spiderweb. Trace over your drawn spiderweb with white glue. While the glue is still wet, sprinkle some salt over your paper, covering all of the wet glue. Once the salted glue is dry to the touch, you can get out some watercolors and paint your salty spiderweb! 

 

Doing crafts with my kids always gets us excited for the season and Halloween art is so much fun to do!

 

Resources For More Fun!

Design your own Halloween window art 

Halloween Art Window Art

 

Paint your own squishy pumpkins

Halloween Art Squishy Pumpkins

 

Create some Halloween scratch off art

 Scratch Off Art

 

Arrange your own Halloween wreaths

 Halloween Wreaths

 

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