Halloween is right around the corner, so here's a few of our favourite art activities for you and your little ones! (Check out part 1 for a few more ideas!).
1. Skeleton collage. This activity didn't take long, but the prep was minimal and my son enjoyed it! (Win win!)
- Take your bones from the "bone assembly" activity (check out our first Halloween blog here.)
- I let my sons imagination run wild with this one, letting him attach the bones how he'd like.
- I talked about 'Funny Bones' and we looked at a few pictures as he worked on his collage.
- If you wanted to spend a bit more time on this, add some paint or perhaps more skeletons!
2. Pumpkin collage. If your kiddo loves collage here's another fun idea. I originally saw this project on the IG account 'Three Busy Boys'.
- If your child is older they will be able to cut out their own shapes and glue them down.
- I cut up the shapes needed for our pumpkins and created alongside him.
- We used orange and green glue, which added to the experience.
- He created his version of the pumpkin collage, which I love.
3. Tape resist pumpkin. This activity has the process art aspect I love, but with an end result that's toddler approved!
- Tape up your pumpkin shape on cardboard.
- Time to paint! I gave my son green, orange and black tempera paints.
- Take off the tape once your paint is dry.
- I then mixed orange paint with white glue and glitter. I asked my son then to paint the pumpkin.
- We then added the eyes, nose and mouth.