It wouldn’t be fall and the season of Halloween without a jack-o-lantern. So we’re starting it off with this Watercolor on Newspaper Jack-O-Lantern Mixed Media Craft!
Using up what most of have around the house is my favorite way of crafting. For our Watercolor on Newspaper Jack-O-Lantern Craft you’ll need yesterday’s newspaper, first of all. We’re going to paint it with watercolors in orange, with a bit of brown and green, too. Then, once the watercolors are dry, we tear or cut the newspaper into strips to make a sort of newspaper pumpkin collage. Aside from newspaper and the watercolor hues, you’ll need black cardstock, scissors, and glue to make a jack-o-lantern that’s so much easier than carving into a pumpkin.
Watercolor on Newspaper Jack-O-Lantern
- watercolors – orange, green, and brown
- black cardstock
First, cut a circle from a sheet of black cardstock. I used a small dessert sized paper plate as my template for the circle. You will also need to cut two triangles and a mouth for your jack-o-lantern from the black cardstock.
Lay out a sheet of newspaper and paint it with watercolors. Most of it needs to be orange, but paint some green and brown, too. Let dry.
Then cut the painted pieces of newspaper out and tear or cut into strips and to size to fit the black circle of cardstock. Glue in place, layering pieces of newspaper until it fits and all that’s left is a black outer ring. Cut out a rectangle of brown newspaper and a leaf shape of green. Glue in place.
Glue on triangle eyes and jack-o-lantern mouth, too. And your Watercolor on Newspaper Jack-O-Lantern Mixed Media Craft is complete! Be sure to check out more of our Halloween craft and recipe ideas at Our Kid Things!