I am kind of what you could call an owl fanatic. I have loved them since I was a little girl. My house is covered in owl knickknacks and I even have an owl tattoo. Now that’s love. These painted owl art projects are actually inspired by one of my favorite owl knickknacks. This is a great one for the kiddos. We love how they came out. Each one is so different and unique in design.
We love Halloween and making Halloween arts and crafts in our home. This year so far, we have made cauldrons, witches’ shoes, jack-o-lanterns, scarecrows, mummies, and pumpkin patches, but no ghosts. Ghost crafts have always been a tricky one for me. Ghosts should be transparent, shouldn’t they? But, it seems like they never are. That’s what makes the wax paper so great in these wax paper ghosts, even with a little paint they still keep some of their transparency and look adorably haunting.
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What you will need:
Cut or rip a piece of wax paper into a ghost shape.
Wet a paintbrush and dip it into white paint. Paint one side of the wax paper. The paint will not stick completely to the wax and that is ok. It will give transparency to the parts where the paint doesn’t stick. The wetter the brush, the less the paint will stick and the more transparency.
Press the wax paper directly onto a piece of dark construction paper or onto a painted background. Scroll down to see our ghosts with a painted background.
Add as many ghosts as you like using this same method.
Use black paint to add faces to your ghosts.
Set your ghosts aside to dry. Almost all of our ghosts stuck when the paint dried. Only one came loose. If your ghosts come off, use a glue stick to glue it back into place.
We also made ghosts set on a background. For the background, we used watercolor paper. I drew bare trees on with a Sharpie.
I painted over the Sharpie with watercolors and then let the background dry.
Then I repeated the steps above to make the ghosts and add them to the background. I love how you can see a hint of the trees and background through the ghosts.
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We do love making mosaics in this house. We’ve made paper mosaics, pasta mosaics and even nature mosaics. We also love making all kinds of resist art because, let’s face it, it is just so cool. So, what happens when we combine the two? We get these amazing pastel resist mosaic Jack-O-Lanterns that combine two of our favorites with lovely results. This is a beautiful fall or Halloween project for the kiddos.
A couple of weeks ago my daughter stumbled across a box of corks. It inspired us to make some pretty cork printed pumpkin patches. My daughter had some ideas of her own about what she wanted to do with those corks. She broke out her paints, went to work, and painted a couple of toadstools on them.
I thought this was such a great idea. They were adorable and it gave me an idea. So thank you to my 9-year-old for inspiring these cute painted cork fairy houses.
We are so excited about these smoky witch cauldrons. My daughter and I just love how they came out. They are so magical, haunting, and perfect for Halloween. Create your own cauldron design or use our free printable templates to make this beautiful and witchy art.
I have a little secret. I love spiders. My good friends know this about me and think that it is weird. I know all the rest of you are all saying “Ewww”, but it’s true. Spiders get a bad wrap. They are actually very helpful. And I am just obsessed with their webs. This art project is dedicated to my 8-legged friends and it’s is a fun one.
My daughter found a box of assorted corks the other day. She was so excited when she found them and immediately wanted to know what she could do with them. Her excitement rubbed off on me and I had to find a project for the corks too. These champagne corks were perfect for our pumpkin patch.
Hello all! This week, we played around with pastels and watercolors to make some pretty and easy art. These pastel and watercolor peacock feathers were so quick and easy to make that my little one and I got a little carried away and ended up making a bunch. All you need for these are watercolor paper, oil pastels and some watercolors.
We have been seeing a lot of beautiful, fun and vibrant chalk pastel projects lately from our friends over at Projects With Kids. We felt so inspired by her beautiful chalk art that we wanted to try one of our own.
One of our bucket list items is to see the Northern Lights. My family went to Iceland a few years ago and our tour got canceled due to poor viewing conditions. We might not be able to see them just yet, but with the help of a few chalk pastels, we can sure make some pretty art. These chalk pastel Northern Lights are super easy and fun to make.