Digital Halloween Monster Art Project
Do you need an engaging Fall activity that will work for both your virtual and in-person students? This Google Slides project requires no prep and includes a writing component to tie literacy into art. Your students will feel successful in designing their own digital Halloween monster. It’s as simple as copy and paste! Pair it with books like “Love Monster” and “The Color Monster.”
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Overview of Creating a Digital Halloween Monster
First, your students will select a background to place all their body parts onto. Next, they’ll add a body and make it big. Then, they’ll add a head, arms, legs, eyes, and a mouth. They also have ears, horns, and haor poofs they can include, too. Lastly, they can add slime, a talk bubble, and a text box. This art project is a great exercise in teaching about overlapping and order (first, second, third, and so on).
And, if you’d like to take it a step further, have students take a picture of their bedroom or some other personal space where their monster could be to insert that into the background instead. Use it as an opportunity to teach students about composition and lighting.
These digital monster templates include 213 moveable graphics for your students to decorate their own unique creature. Step-by-step directions are included at the beginning of the Google Slides document to teach students how to flip or change the size of an image as well as how to copy and paste them into new slides.
The download contains a two-page PDF with directions on how to access the design a pumpkin templates. And this document comes ready to go in Google Drive, so don’t worry about trying to figure out how to import it into your Drive!
I’ve included directions for some basics like copy/pasting, rotating, ordering, and adjusting the size of images. There’s also a slide showing how to add a text box so the monster can talk.
You Will Receive
- 1 Non-Editable PDF – Basic overview of the art project included.
- Google Drive Access Link – A link to download the virtual digital halloween monster templates located on page 2 and 3 of the PDF.)
- 18 Student Directions Slides – These slides explain how to use some of the basic features of Google Slides including how to copy/paste, rotate, scale up/down, and change the order of objects in a layout.
- 7 Student Useable Background Slides – These include images of colorful, patterned backgrounds. This is where students will place their creature parts onto. Any background slide a student is not using can be deleted once they have selected which one they want to work with..
- 213 Moveable Objects – These items can be copied and pasted into the background slides mentioned above. They will use these items to decorate their cute monster craft. (DISCLAIMER: the graphics used in this file may not be used to create commercial resources).
- 2 Writing Prompts – These prompts are designed to work for students in second through fifth grades.
- 4 Teacher Examples – The last four slides of the deck can be used to demonstrate on and show students a completed version of the project. Do not include these when you send a copy of the build a monster project to your students.
- Each template page is designed on 8.5×11″ slides and can be printed if desired.
Frequently Asked Questions for Digital Halloween Monster Art Project
- Does this work in Schoology, Microsoft Teams, Seesaw, and Canvas? Yes! Anything created in Google Slides can be shared with students. You’re just using those LMS’s to assign things.
- Do students need their own Google account to use this? Yes, they will need access to Slides to work in Slides, However, you can download the file in PowerPoint and have students use that instead. Keep reading to learn more.
- Can I use these digital monster templates in PowerPoint? Absolutely. Anything made in Google Slides can be downloaded into PowerPoint. First, open the file in Slides. Then, go to FILE >> DOWNLOAD >> MICROSOFT POWERPOINT.
- Can students add their own background to the scene? Yes! This is such a great way to incorporate photography into your lessons. Have students take a picture of where they’d place their monster and upload it to their Drive. Once in there, they can import it into the slide.
- How do I get the digital Halloween monster templates to show up in my school Google account if I accidentally opened it in my personal account? Very easy. First, log out of your personal account. Then, log into your school Google account. Lastly, click on the link in the PDF and it will show up in your Drive.
- Do I need to buy a download for each student? No. But you do need to purchase a license for each adult who will use it in your school.
- I downloaded your PDF, but I can’t figure out where to access the Google Slides document. Very easy! Check the bottom of page 2 and the middle of page 3.