Halloween Watercolor Painting
Use black glue to outline this charming jack-o-lantern watercolor painting. You can even use a white crayon to make patterns that will magically show up after your start painting. Halloween is a great time to break out those watercolor palettes and create a hauntingly magical painting to hang in the window or on the refrigerator for decoration. This also makes for a great lesson plan to do with your students of any age, you can discuss and learn about the history of Halloween! Then create your own masterpiece!
If you’d like a full photo tutorial on how I made this painting then head on over to Aleenes.com where you can find the best tacky glue EVER! I’ll show you the little tricks and treats for making your own, plus there are four designs in total for you to print and trace! Make all of them with your kids or set this up as a family activity for your next paint night!
You can download the patterns right here at The Art Dream below...
Please right click the files and save them to your computer before printing. If you are having trouble with the printed size of the images, make sure that you select "fit to page" or "print actual size" in your printer options window. Do not print from the open window of your internet browser after clicking on the file, your printout will be very tiny!
Remember to teach your family, friends or students about Halloween too! Did you know that Halloween is a 2,000 year old tradition? Well it is, and it all began with the ancient Celtics in Ireland with the tradition called Samhain pronounced Sow-in. They followed the Pagan religion and the Pagans feared the winter and believed that Autumn was the time when the veil between the living and the dead was the thinnest allowing spirits to roam the earth and create even more fear and horror. As Christianity spread in the 7th century the Catholic church adapted Halloween in order to convert more people over to the religion, making Halloween a Christian holiday. As the Irish left to migrate to America they brought their traditions with them, soon Americans fell under the spell of Halloween making it the most beloved holiday next to Christmas. Pumpkins weren’t used as jack-o-lanterns until the tradition made its way to the U.S, prior to that the Irish carved turnips instead!
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