Here’s one of my favorite Halloween art projects for kids. Use permanent markers and liquid watercolors for a really vibrant work of art.
I opted to make a simple line drawing of a house and tree and fence for the students to trace, just for a starting point. They were to add as many Halloween details as they could. I also pressed the filters with an old steam iron. You can do about 20 at a time, so it only takes a few minutes.
- Haunted House Starter Drawing, PDF download
- Large coffee filters, 13 x 5 size (Amazon link)
- Sharpie markers, black, both fine tip and chisel tip
- Liquid watercolor paint
- Students traced the template drawing onto their filter with a permanent marker. Tracing slowly will make thick lines that bleed, and going faster will make thinner lines. Both are great and add character to the art.
- Students add their own details and filled in everything with a chisel tip black Sharpie marker.
- A plastic embroider mat is placed under the filter and watercolor paint is applied to the sky.
- The painting dries on the mat, and is pressed with a steam iron when done. It will get a nice, crisp finish.
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