Mini Monets and Mommies: Halloween Bat Kids' Paint Project

Monday, September 1, 2014

Halloween Bat Kids' Paint Project


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!
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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

·        Scissors

·        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.
 
Process art
 
Painted sunset
 

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.
 
Marker drawing

3.     Cut the bat out – keeping the paper folded.
 
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4.     Open the paper.
 
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5.     Draw glue lines around the back edges of the bat.
 
Kids' crafts

6.     Press the spooky flying vampire creature on the painted sunset. Press it down firmly.

Sunset art
 
Bat art

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4 comments:

  1. How fun! I can't believe it's almost Halloween already but I'm definitely looking forward to all of the cooler weather :)

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    1. Thanks! Time does fly. The change in the weather is totally welcome.

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  2. No, say it isn't so . . . Halloween is just around the corner. Time flies!

    My daughter was watching and drawing Stellaluna yesterday. She loves that book. This would be a perfect art project for Stellaluna.

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    1. I think they trucked in the Halloween candy to the grocery stores when the 4th of July was over. Pairing this one with Stellaluna is a great idea!

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