How to Paint a Witch Canvas
These steps on How to Paint a Witch Canvas make it super easy to lead a workshop or party craft with kids. The steps are so simple and leave room for creativity and style. Painting is such a great form of self expression. Furthermore, it is great form of relaxation. There are so many benefits to crafting, painting and making things. I am sharing more reasons to paint with kids later in this post.
- Paint (DecoArt MultiSurface Paints and Metallic Silver)
- Pallet (Paper Plate)
Start by painting a face with a lighter shade of green. It is okay to mix greens for this step if desired. Sometimes adding a little white in is fun too.
Next, paint orange hair. Of course note that this could really be any color! I mean witches might go to the hairdresser and get wild crazy colors put in too, right?
Add a hat with black paint, mixing in some metallic silver. The metalic silver gives the overall completed work a special little glittery spark of fun.
By now the face should be dry enough to add a nose and a wart. These could be any size. Different sizes create totally unique outcomes for the masterpieces.
Use purple (or dark blue) to paint the background. Of course this, again, could be done with any color really.
Add details like eyes, mouth, polka dots,etc.
More Halloween Painting Ideas
Wood slice pumpkins are easy and fun to use in decoration too!
Why Painting with Kids is a Good Idea
Painting with kids is so much more than a craft project or simple activity. It is a way for kids (of all ages really) do many very important things. Here are some fabulous reasons to get kids painting.
- It helps them convey ideas and share.
- Painting gives kids an opportunity to express emotions — even ones that might be hiding deep inside.
- It uses several senses to paint and through that kids make connections.
- Exploring color, the process and the outcomes teaches cause and effect.
- When kids made handmade masterpieces, it boosts confidence.
Preparation Steps for Painting with Kids
One of the biggest factors in creating successful paint crafts with kids lies in the prep. Here are four things you can do to prepare for a great time crafting.
- Expect a little mess. Prep your area knowing that paint can spill, drip and splatter. Cover your work are with kraft paper before starting.
- Provide aprons for the kids. If you don’t want to but them, they can wear old adult sized shirts as aprons.
- Have paper towels nearby and ready if needed.
- Know the dry time of the project before starting. If there are several steps, there might be a dry time involved. Have a puzzle or activity on hand to do during that in between time. You can grab free ones here on the blog.