Spooky Tree Circle Art explores warm and cool colours to create a spooky twilight scene. A simple Art Project for kids to try this Halloween and for ease, includes a FREE printable template!
Enjoy at home or within a group setting, the template is open enough for children to add their own unique twist and indulge in their creativity.
Spooky Tree Circle Art: Materials
Paint – Watercolour/acrylic or pastels/pencils/crayons
Spooky Tree Circle Art Template –
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Spooky Tree Circle Art: Tutorial
Step 1: Download and print the template on to white cardstock or mixed media paper.
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Step 2: To create a spooky ambience, this project explores and plays with twilight tones and hues; these include red, violet, blue, aqua green, yellow, orange and black.
Your Arty Crafty Kids can start from any point, however, I would recommend starting from the central circle with a warm colour and progressing to outer circles with cooler shades of blues and violet.
Step 3: Starting with a bright and solid yellow shade, add a small amount of red to yellow to create a lighter shade of orange.
Increase the mix of red to yellow to darken the orange.
Step 4: From orange, introduce a light pink shade and graduate to a solid dark red.
Throughout the project encourage your Arty Crafty Kids to mix their own colours and engage in a process of trial and error to create their desired shades.
- How do you make the colour lighter or darker?
- How many shades of orange or red can you create?
- Can you make the same colour twice?
Step 5: Continue filling the circles working from Yellow to Violet (warm to cool) until complete.
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This Spooky Tree Circle Art project was designed as a simplified version to the Spooky Tree Kandinsky Circle Art. If you have an older child or one that would like to explore colour-mixing further, then definitely check it out!
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