Take your Halloween decor to the next level with this neon splatter paint Halloween banner! This is an easy and fun process art project that kids of all ages will love doing. We had so much fun using all of the bright neon paint colors and getting messy with splatter paint. You can grab your free Halloween silhouettes here as part of my exclusive library of free printables when you sign up for my newsletter. While you’re there, download some more awesome free printables!
I am thrilled to be part of a Halloween Blog Hop this week, organized by Rebecca at The Moments at Home, with some fabulous bloggers who have amazing Halloween crafts, activities and recipes to share. Be sure to scroll down to the end of this post to check out more Halloween fun!
Make your own neon Halloween Banner
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- Neon colored paint
- Paint trays-recycled containers work great as paint trays!
- Cardstock in black and white
- Free printable Halloween silhouettes
- Cardboard box to help contain the mess from painting. Costco is a great place to get boxes for messy art projects!
- Neon colored paper
- Hole punch
- Circle template-we used part of a canning jar lid
- Neon colored paint
1. First print out your Halloween silhouettes, cut them out and trace them onto cardstock. We used a combo of black and white cardstock but you can choose what color paper works best for you. I do, however, find that white and black paper work best with the neon paint.
2. Put your silhouettes inside your boxes, this will really help cut down on the splatter paint mess. Even with the boxes, we had some paint on the floor which cleaned up fine with the washable paint we were using. Having the kids wear a painting smock is also a great idea (something I always forget to do!).
3. Set up your paint trays, paint, and paintbrushes. I like to use one paintbrush for each color, that way it cuts down on the paint mixing together and becoming a muddy mess.
4. Let the kids have fun with splatter painting! One splatter paint technique that I like is to tap the brush with your finger (like my daughter is doing in the picture above). But with splatter painting, anything goes, so let the kids experiment and see what they like best. My son loved waving his brush around and getting super messy, he had a great time so I didn’t mind cleaning up the mess afterward. 🙂
5. Once you are done with the splatter painting, you want to let the silhouettes dry completely. It’s a good idea to take them out of the box to dry, otherwise, as the paint dries they might get stuck to the box.
6. After your silhouettes are dry, it’s time to make your Halloween banner! Take your neon colored paper and your circle template, trace your circles and then cut them out.
7. Next, you want to lay everything out on the table or the floor for how you want your banner to look. When you are happy with the placement of things, you can string it together.
8. Use a hole punch or a chopstick to make your holes and string your Halloween banner together.
Hang up your banner and admire all of your hard work (and all of the awesome neon colors!).
We had so much fun splatter painting and using neon colors for this activity, I think more neon Halloween projects are a definite must! Splatter painting is such a great process art activity for kids. Check out this printmaking with recycled materials project for more process art fun!
Don’t forget to grab your free printable Halloween silhouettes so you can make your own banner!
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Make sure to check out more Halloween crafts, activities and recipes below!
The Moments at Home – Halloween Treat Recipe
Mama Smiles – Haunted House Printable
Preschool Toolkit – Sponge Print Ghosts
Homebound But Hopeful – Counting with Halloween Board Books
Mosswood Connections – Jack O’Lantern Mazes & Coloring Page Printable
The Gingerbread House – Teacake Spiders
Growing Play –X-Ray Exercises for Halloween
Swami Mommi – Frightfully Fun: Photo Shoot and Sensory Play
The Joy of Sharing – Cardboard Tube Monsters