Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Halloween Art... and don't forget to enter the Label Maker Giveaway!

Does anyone else feel like the worst part about blogging is using the time that you would normally be stalking everyone else's blog to post to your own. These quick reads are not cutting it!

I am one happy girl right about now! We have a 3 day kid week this week, a 4 day work week annnnnnd my sweet niece turns two tomorrow and I am celebrating with a chocolate cupcake and a fat slice of pizza.... mmmmhmmm

Sure love this sweet girl!

We are painting tomorrow! Yes, painting... the first time. Had to rethink my original plan for Style Me Sunday. Never fails- we paint- I get painted on. 

I did a similar project last year but with a blue night sky. Decided we would Halloweeny it up a bit
Here is the final product

And this is how it's done!

Give kids orange (just a tiny bit- enough to fill bottom of dixie cup. This is way too much)

Also give them white. 

Step 1: Paint a white circle near the top of your paper. There is a white circle there at the top right but it's hard to see. 

Step 2: Dip your brush in orange (1 or 2 dips) mix it with the white. 
Step 3: Paint a circle around your white circle

Step 4: Repeat steps 2 and 3 again and again. Dip in orange, mix with white, paint circle around circle. 

Each time the orange gets darker and darker. 

Step 5: While the paint is drying give students black pieces. 
4- 3X3 squares, A 2 1/2 X 1 1/2 X 8 1/2 and a 3X6 inch piece

Tear the long skinny black piece to make it look like the ground. 
Using the 3X6 inch piece have the kids draw and cut a tree
Finally let them use the squares to make any halloween shapes they would like (cats, pumpkins, a gate, a witch, etc. )

Last: Once the painting is dry glue the pieces onto the painting!


Now don't forget to enter the giveaway for a Label Maker!! 
Just click here!
Good luck!

P to the S sorry about all the stupid + signs on my pictures.... so annoyed but also too lazy to go back and fix em


  1. Just found your blog! What great ideas! I also teach third grade and I am new to blogging! Look forward to seeing some more great ideas. And I am saying a special prayer for you....seriously 37 students at once, crazy.

  2. This is an awesome art project!

  3. I Boo'ed you too lol.


  4. Thanks for booing me girls! Getting started right now. Booooo