I find that a Halloween art project can be a whole lot of coloring, cutting, gluing, and assembling of parts. In other words, it’s a job within a job for us teachers to keep track of. Meanwhile, there’s a pile of papers on your desk that needs grading. I’ve been there. I know!
How about a Halloween art project that your students can create independently, requires no assembly, and looks fabulous on your bulletin board? My spooky witch hat game only needs markers, paper, and small paintbrushes to implement.
If you’re a regular ed teacher, pair this art project when you teach about “which witch is witch?” homophones. The kids will love it! This game is also great for art teachers instructing about the element of art called, “line” as it features many kinds of lines for the designs.
This is a roll-a-dice drawing game in which the students roll to select the parts of the design they’ll use to create their one-of-a-kind witch hat. Three of the designs are Halloween-inspired to add to the fun. The game includes the game board, step-by step photo directions, and a hat tracer.
This is how the game works: they trace the hat, roll for the designs, and draw them in the spaces provided. Next, they outline everything in marker. Then they use a slightly wet brush to “paint” in the parts of the design. Lastly, they cut it out.
And even though the directions are all the same, each student winds up with a very unique design they can be proud of!
- Draw the shapes large and the lines spread apart. Take the time to explain this to your students. It’s hard to color in teeny tiny shapes.
- When coloring with markers, encourage your students to create thicker marker strokes by using the side of the marker.
- Make sure students know to dab off excess water from their brush. They should have just enough water in the brush to make it damp, not soaking wet.
- Speaking of brushes, select ones that are narrow and pointed. This will prevent the paint from getting into undesirable areas.
Halloween Art Projects for Kids That Work
- No prep, fuss-free!
- More than a coloring worksheet
- Interactive and engaging
- Hands-on learning
- Low cost, minimal materials
- Easy to implement
There’s no reason to drive yourself crazy trying to plan a Halloween art project when you can have it all in one convenient download. Just print and go! And let the kids do all the work making fun art work that they will be proud to see hung up on your classroom bulletin board. You can check out this “Design A Witch Hat” art project on Teachers Pay Teachers. Be sure to follow my store for updates on new releases, too.