Create a spooky collage with our Haunted Hodge-Podge.
Not only was this a fun exercise in creating open-ended art, it was an opportunity for the children to explore a variety of materials with which to express themselves artistically.
I save up my styrofoam meat trays (I run them through the dishwasher to sterilize them), and I’ve been eyeing up the black ones for a while now, thinking they’d be perfect for a Hallowe’en craft. At first I thought we’d do something similar to the Styroframed Art that we made in the Spring, but then I opened my fabric cupboard today and my plan came together.
I went through the craft cupboards and gathered up some odds and ends, and soon had the makings of a spook-tacular collage. You can use any scrap materials that you have on hand. Just make sure they’re the right colours for Hallowe’en.
We used scraps of green, black, purple and orange fabric, cotton balls, googly eyes, black and purple curling ribbon, sparkly gems and the left over painted-pasta from our Boneyard Wreath project.
The Hooligans started by decorating their trays with orange, green and purple paint (fyi: little ones will likely blend all of their colours together to make a not-so-hallowe’en-ish background. Just wanted you to know…)
When the paint is dry (we keep an old blow-dryer in the craft room to speed up the process), brush the surface of the tray with some slightly watered down white glue.
If you’re looking for more Spook-tacular inspiration, check out my Hallowe’en Category! You’ll find lots of easy and inexpensive ideas there.
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