Believe it or not, Halloween is almost here. The aisles of the grocery store are stoked with candy corn and all the mini chocolate bars that a trick-or-treater could beg for and (even though our school year hasn’t even started) I saw a neighbor’s yard decked out in ghoulish ghosts and orange pumpkin garlands. So, I figure – let the holiday kids’ art brigade begin!
A vampire bat, flying through a sunset sky in silhouette. How much more Halloween can you get than that? On top of the totally themed part of this project, it’s also super-easy for kids to create and lets them get into the messiness of paint as a process.
Here’s What You’ll Need:
· White card stock paper
· Tempera paints
· A paintbrush
· Black construction paper
· A marker
· Clear drying school glue
Here’s What to Do:
1. Paint a sunset sky. Have your child start with a blue base. Give her pink, purple, yellow and orange to mix, blend and streak across the blue. This creates a sunset effect and encourages your child to explore the painting process. Let her know that it’s alight if her brush strokes show through or her colors get a little mixed up looking. The idea is for her to make her own discoveries and experiment.
2. Fold a piece of black construction paper in half book-style. Draw half a bat coming from the center fold. Your child can use chalk or a marker. Black construction paper is typically light enough that she’ll easily be able to see the outline that she draws.
3. Cut the bat out – keeping the paper folded.
4. Open the paper.
5. Draw glue lines around the back edges of the bat.
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