How to Paint a Pumpkin
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Here is a look at my how to paint a pumpkin instructions, if you’d like a peek at one of … Read More

Halloween Boxes with Sharpies
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My favorite part of these little Halloween boxes is the color combination. I love the soft orange and matte black … Read More

More Witch Hat Scratch Art
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My students have been making these Witch Hat Scratch Art images all week. And as I mentioned before, I’ve learned … Read More

Witch Hat Scratch Art
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I love how this witch hat scratch art pushes students to color heavily. It takes two coats of coloring to … Read More

Paint A Crankenstein
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To learn how to paint a Crankenstein, you must first read Samantha Berger’s book on how you might spot such … Read More

Drawing Witch Feet
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I found this drawing witch feet idea in some stock art Halloween illustrations. It offers colorful seasonal fun, and some … Read More

How to Draw a Haunted House
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When students learn how to draw a haunted house, they can practice their architectural drawing while changing just a few … Read More

Halloween Cat Painting
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This Halloween cat painting has a pretty high cute factor, and is easy to draw too. It is also very … Read More

Draw a Bat, and the Perfect Book
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My first graders were shown how to draw a bat, but only after learning some more about them in this … Read More

Tree Silhouette Art
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This tree silhouette art is a multimedia project using chalk pastel and tempera cake paint. Each media does what they … Read More

Symmetrical Drawing Practice
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Here’s a fun way to get some symmetrical drawing practice, and create a fun, spooky image too. Give students half … Read More

Draw a Cat Face
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In my search for some new art ideas, I found an extreme close up of a black cat face that … Read More

Draw a Vampire Bat
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You can draw a Vampire bat without it being scary. In fact, they can be downright funny like this guy. … Read More

Mosaic Art with Tape
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The best reason to make this mosaic art is the ease take comes with using tape. Anyone who has tried … Read More

Plaster Bandage Crafting
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I think I found the beginning of a great plaster bandage craft project, I just need to decide how I … Read More

Bat Painting, Silhouettes on Coffee Filters
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A fun way to make a bat painting as the permanent marker makes it easy to draw and color, and … Read More

Batik Pumpkin Art
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This batik pumpkin art is meant to imitate the real thing, a resist-dyeing process that originated in Indonesia. Children can … Read More

Halloween Recycle Craft Project
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A friend has been saving these old saline bottles for quite awhile, and I finally had a chance to think … Read More

Pumpkin Art
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This pumpkin art project is a great example of teaching a principal of design, while making a very graphic image. … Read More

Silly Pumpkin Art Project
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This silly pumpkin art project can’t help but make you smile, what with the goofy teeth and all. I once … Read More

How to Draw a Pumpkin
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There are many “How to Draw a Pumpkin” tutorials out there. This is my take on what I would share … Read More

Halloween Idea for Cat Collage
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Here is one of my most pinned Halloween ideas for kids, that also happens to be one of my favorites. … Read More

Bone Letters
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You could make this a lesson about anatomy and what the different kinds of bones in your body look like … Read More

Symmetrical Pumpkin
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This symmetrical pumpkin project is a great example of teaching a principal of design, while making a very graphic image. … Read More

Cubism Costume
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Here’s a reposting of one of my favorite costumes from a few years back. It may be better for posing … Read More

Student Halloween Silhouettes
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Here are a few 3rd grade examples of my Halloween Silhouette project. I think I love them so much because … Read More

Halloween Silhouette
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My newest, most favorite Halloween project. Students draw a silhouette on a large coffee filter, fill it in with a … Read More

Draw a Monster, Super Close up Style
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Quite possibly the world’s simplest how to draw a monster project. Students used a roll of masking tape to draw … Read More

Student Art, by Genevieve
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One of my favorite “Franken Kids” drawings done this week, by a sweet little girl named Genevieve. The orange hair … Read More

Halloween Coloring Page
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For the early finishers that are in every class, here’s something to occupy their time. Kinder and 1st graders can … Read More

Cubism Face Fun
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Mix Frankenstein with computer illustrated eye drawings and kids can have fun making some very silly faces.  1. Those on … Read More

Draw a Maple Leaf
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Maple leaves are easy to draw if you break them down into simple steps as shown below. I think the … Read More

Home Brewed Haunted House
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Instant coffee makes a great paint that is inexpensive and the perfect brown for this time of year. I thought … Read More

Drawing Spiderwebs
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I never realized how much spiderwebs have in common with zentangles. They both are made from repeated patterns. Try some … Read More

Pumpkin Face Collage
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I love this idea of putting “people” teeth in a pumpkin, so whoever thought of it first is pretty genius. … Read More

Pasta Skeleton
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I’ve tweaked this project over the years, and this is still my favorite version. 1. To make a sturdy pallet, … Read More

The Scream and Blow Painting
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This Scream art project was shared from Washington Elementary School in Michigan, and it was a huge hit with my … Read More

Mosaic Black Craft Pumpkin
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Awhile back I was experimenting with a black foam pumpkin that I found at Michaels and a parent donated several rolls … Read More

Kitty Collage ATCs
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I’m learning that when I try to come with a new art trading card project, it helps to look for … Read More

Full Moon Tree
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This full moon tree painting is a multimedia project using chalk pastel and tempera cake paint. Each media does what … Read More

Draw a Hanging Bat
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If you are going to learn how to draw a bat, then a hanging one will put him in his … Read More

Mila’s Monster
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I brought out monster painting for kinders last week, and I was reminded how much I love how kids draw … Read More

Step by Step Pumpkin Painting
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Here is a look at my step by step pumpkin painting instructions, if you’d like a peek at one of … Read More

Draw a Cartoon Vampire
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Students traced an old CD to help draw the head of this not-so-scary vampire. The hair could be shortened for … Read More

Clover’s Watercolor Monster
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My students painted some very free-form monsters today. Sometimes I think it’s fun for them to just draw things completely … Read More

Black Paper Cat
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A couple of tweaks to an old project turned out to be a real favorite with 1st – 5th graders … Read More

Positive and Negative Pumpkin
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I like how this is an example of using both positive and negative shapes, with some built in symmetry. 1. … Read More

Glowing Cat Eyes
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These glowing cat eyes are made from blending a few layers of pencil crayons. White on the bottom, then yellow, … Read More

Halloween Black Cat
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The credit for this Halloween Black Cat idea goes to an old Family Fun Craft book. I just worked out … Read More

Stick Drawing Halloween Costume
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This is me in my Stick Drawing costume this morning. Can’t say I’d want to walk down the street very … Read More

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