For the last day of October, I thought it was only appropriate that we had a bit of a Halloween theme going in my P-3 Primary Art class. Something a little fun and wacky and incorporated some painting and collage. What better than a few crazy Halloween pumpkins?
For this task you'll need...
- Orange, Red and Yellow Acrylic Paint
- A brush
- A3 White paper
- A3 black paper
- Spare black, white and green paper
- A gluestick
- A greylead pencil
How do we do it?
1. Firstly, paint the A3 white paper in different shades of orange, mixing in the yellow to make lighter shades and the red to make darker shades of orange. Once your page is covered in paint set it aside to dry. Clean the brush and palette.
2. While the paint is drying, it's time to create the face! Draw a smile on the black paper, and two pupils for the eyes and cut them out. Cut out two circles for the eyes on the white paper, and a whole heap of small uneven rectangles and squares for the teeth. They don't have to be perfect- the wonkier they are the crazier the pumpkin looks! Glue the pupils onto the white circles to make the eyes, and the teeth onto the mouth. Cut a small stalk out of the green paper.
3. Hopefully your orange painting has now dried! Using a greylead, draw a large pumpkin shape and cut it out. Assemble your eyes, mouth and stalk onto the pumpkin and glue them down.
4. Glue the whole pumpkin down onto black card, add a few blades of grass from the green paper and curl some spare green paper for the vines on the stalk. Voila! Hello Jack 'O Lantern!
Pumpkins, pumpkins everywhere! If you celebrate it, I hope you had a fabulous Halloween!