Since doing my first Halloween silhouette drawing back in 2018, it’s become a fun part of my Halloween planning and decorating. I’ve enjoyed creating scenes of graveyards, ghosts, and haunted houses.
There are so many different “spooky silhouettes” we can create!
This year I’ve had a little help from our two youngest grandsons, Carsen and Madox, both nine years old.
The silhouette project might be a bit advanced for their age group, but Carsen and Madox love art and are quite talented. They definitely enjoyed our project today.
First we made watercolor washes. I chose traditional oranges for my silhouette. Madox opted for a very pale lavender — which doesn’t show up too well in his painting photo — and Carsen went with blue.
I think the hardest part of the whole project for these two boys was waiting for the washes to dry. I helped them along a bit with a blow dryer.
Here’s a look at Carsen and Madox as they worked on the project. I loved seeing how they helped one another out.
And the results of our morning:
I’m struggling a bit here with the new WordPress “block editor” so I can’t really position all the photos the way I’d like.
We all began with the same concept — two houses and a spooky tree. We each added a moon, Madox decided to put craters on his moon, and Carsen followed suit but colored his in differently. Carsen began adding bats, showed Madox how to make them, and Madox went on to add graves, ghosts in the windows of his haunted house, spider webs, and a pumpkin.
I definitely think this will become part of our Halloween traditions. It was a lot of fun. I love making silhouette drawings like this, and sharing the experience with Carsen and Madox made it all the more special.