Mix Cubism with Frankenstein for one of my favorite Halloween projects. Add some mismatched eyes and you can’t help but create a giggle or two.
For some help in drawing this face, feel free to refer to my Picasso Art for Kids project. It’s an easy to see example of how cubism involves looking at more than two views at once.
Those on a budget could use magazine eyes, but I had too many kids to chance that they could all find some. I eventually found a site called Freepik has lots of art that you can download for free. I’m not sure if they ask you to make an account first, but even if they do, it’s worth it. They have the perfect page of drawn eyes in all kinds of shapes and expressions. Print lots in color (or black and white) and your students will have a blast mixing and matching them.
- Drawing paper
- Black Sharpie marker, chisel tip
Time needed: 45 minutes.
FRANKENSTEIN FUN COLLAGE
- Collect lots of magazines to find your own eyes OR download and print ones from Freepik.
If possible, print the Freepik eyes without the skin color in the background so students can fill in their own skin color.
- Choose two mismatched eyes and cut them out close to the edge.
- Draw a Cubism Face, mixed with a flat head and Frankenstein type hairline.
Draw everything but the eyes.
- Glue the eyes in place, and trace the drawing with a black marker.
Glue sticks are best.
- Color the drawing as desired with crayons or pencil crayons.
Use lots of green, if you want the Frankenstein look!
LIKE THIS HALLOWEEN PROJECT?
There are lots of fun and easy ones in my new HALLOWEEN DRAWING ebook. It contains 25 tutorials that help young artists draw new shapes, and the more experienced with a place to begin before adding their own twists, and details, and shadows.
Each project includes easy to follow step-by-step tutorial, a full size line drawing for reference, and finished color sample. Just click on the title or book to learn more.