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How to Draw a Witch Hat

Learn how to draw a witch hat by drawing a cone on top of an oval. All those curves will help make your hat have more dimension.

How to draw a witch hat

You can’t go wrong with a watercolor resist witch hat project. The hat looks great in lots of bright colors, and crayons stars against a dark blue or black sky make sense to children, and are a fun lesson in wax resist.

This painting was made by a talented kinder years ago, and I love all the wobbly lines and big Xs. Ryan chose to make his stars yellow, instead of the standard white, which adds some extra color.

MATERIALS FOR WATERCOLOR WITCH HAT

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DIRECTIONS

  1. Draw the upside down cone and add an oval brim around the bottom. Draw a buckle and curved band on the cone.
  2. Trace the drawing with a permanent black marker.
  3. Draw the stars in the sky only with a crayon and press hard to leave lots of waxy crayon residue.
  4. Paint the hat with the watercolor paint.
  5. Paint the sky with the watercolor paint, brushing right over the crayons.

Scratch Art Witch Hat

how to draw a witch hat

On the other hand, super simple hat drawings that fill the paper are just as fun to look at too, especially if you add an interesting scratch art finish to it. Very young artists can be directed to make their hat touch the edges of the paper so that they are sure to make one that fills their paper.

Scratch art is also a good technique for this witch hat drawing as it works best with large simple shapes and creates a dark mood with its smudges and shadows. One of my favorite brands of oil pastels work really well for this because they are so soft and “scratchable”.

MATERIALS FOR SCRATCH ART WITCH HAT

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Lots of colors, lots of scratching.

DIRECTIONS
1. Draw a simple witch or warlock hat, making sure it touches the top and bottom of the paper.
2. Trace the drawing with a thick black Sharpie marker.
3. Color the hat with oil pastels, making sure it is thick and solid coloring. Brighter colors generally work best.
4. Color over the entire drawing again with a different oil pastel. I used a dark blue on my sample. Generally dark colors over light colors work best, but I have seen lots of unusual combos too (orange over blue?) that look pretty amazing too. As long as you color heavily, it all looks great if you ask me.
5. Use a wooden stylus to scratch away on your hat as desired. The good news is that if you don’t like what you scratch, you can just color over it and try again.

Special Note

If you do use my same combination of Sharpie marker and Portfolio brand pastels, please note that the black lines will be clear for a day or two, but then bleed and get fuzzy because of the oil in the pastels. My solution is to take a photo or scan the art while it is still new, if you want to preserve the look.

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