Halloween Watercolor

Fifth Grade Arts & crafts Activities: Halloween Watercolor

What You Need:

  • Watercolor paper 8.5” x 11”
  • Watercolors
  • Paintbrushes
  • Small palette to mix colors
  • Water cup
  • Paper towels
  • Small sea sponge

What You Do:

  1. Wet the sea sponge and wipe down your paper so it is completely covered with water and visibly damp.
  2. Mix burnt umber and dark blue watercolor paint on a palette, add water so the colors easily blend into a dark gray.
  3. Use a paintbrush to swirl the colors from the top of the painting down to where you would like the grass to begin.
  4. Blot the wet paint with a scrunched up paper towel to create cloud formations.
  5. Go back in with the dark colour using a small brush and paint a few edges with the dark colour to create contrast.
  6. While the clouds are still damp, use a tiny bit of orange or yellow on the tip of a small paintbrush to dab on some additional colour into the clouds. Blot this out with a damp paper towel, leaving only a trace of colour. Let dry.
  7. Mix two different green watercolors together and add water to help with flow. Brush the colour in strokes from the bottom of the paper up towards the dark clouds, creating a texture that resembles grass. Let dry.
  8. Mix up more of the original gray colour using burnt umber and ultramarine blue. Keep the paint dark and use very little water. Paint your entire castle using this colour, keeping it a solid shape, as if it is a shadow. Let dry.

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