Of course it does! And here’s an easy way for kids to help out with the festivities, by making some fun and easy decorations of their own.
- acrylic paint in Halloween colours
- Acrylic Gel Medium
- laser printed images to transfer
- paint brushes
- spray bottle
- paper towels
1. Painting rocks is a fun Halloween craft that’s great for kids of all ages. They can choose to make words like Halloween, boo, and spooky, or paint seasonal things like pumpkins, black cats and ghosts. Either way, they’ll make great decorations to adorn tables, window sills, and desks tops.
Gather some clean, dry rocks. Paint base colours on them, like orange, white and black. You may need two coats. Once dry, add details on top. You can stick to paint, or you can also use Acrylic Gel Medium to transfer images, like I did with the cobweb. To do this, add the medium, using a paint brush, onto the painted rock.
Place a laser printed image face down onto the medium. Press well to ensure all creases and bubbles are removed. Allow to dry overnight.
Once dry, spray or add some water to the surface, and begin to rub off the pulp using your fingers, a paper towel, or a sponge.
You can, of course, skip the image transfer part and simply stick to painting. If painting letters, the internet is filled with all sorts of spooky looking fonts for inspiration.