Halloween Art- Painted Skeletons

Halloween Painted Skeletons

This 6th grade art lesson is perfect for Halloween Art or Dio Los Muertos Art.

Materials: black card stock, pencil & erasers, white acrylic paint, Crayola construction paper crayons, paper towel, paint brush, paint tray and water cup

Begin by drawing the skull, jaw, spine and shoulders. Once everything is in place, add cheek bones, eye sockets, nose, and mouth. Then decide on a boy or a girl. Girls get hair with a bun, a flower, and earrings. Boys get a hat. Draw those in and erase any lines we don’t need.

Paint a very thin layer of the white acrylic paint starting from the top of the head all the way down to the spine, going carefully around hair/hat, eyes & nose. When you get to the mouth, quickly paint over it and the use the back of the brush to scrape the lines of mouth exposing the black paper.

While the paint is drying start coloring in the hair/hat then the shirt. Then move on to adding designs inside the eyes. By then the paint should be dry enough to create designs around the rest of the face and any accessories.
Happy Halloween !
Art Teacher in LA

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