Jack-O-Lantern Patch Oil Pastel and Watercolor

Jack-O-Lantern crafts are super fun to do around Halloween! We love doing mixed art crafts and this one mixes old pastels and watercolors!

You can have a lot of fun making your own jack-o-lanterns or just a fun pumpkin patch.

Jack-O-Lantern Patch Oil Pastel and Watercolor - a fun mixed art project for kids to do for Halloween! - 3Dinosaurs.com

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I love pairing these with books. We read The Pumpkin Book. We have always loved the Gail Gibbons books! They go great with any pumpkin activity!

What you need to make the Jack-O-Lantern Mixed Art Activity

These are the items we use to make this mixed art project.

Jack-O-Lantern Patch Oil Pastel and Watercolor - a fun mixed art project for kids to do for Halloween! - 3Dinosaurs.com

How to make the Jack-O-Lantern Patch Oil Pastel and Watercolor

I get a colored cardstock and trace the Pumpkin cookie cutters on them. I do two of each size so that if one happens brake we don’t have to worry about it.

Jack-O-Lantern Patch Oil Pastel and Watercolor - a fun mixed art project for kids to do for Halloween! - 3Dinosaurs.com

You can see the cookie cutter and the cutout that we will use for the pumpkins. Super simple and easy to do!

Jack-O-Lantern Patch Oil Pastel and Watercolor - a fun mixed art project for kids to do for Halloween! - 3Dinosaurs.com

We colored inside the outline of the pumpkin. We did a mix of light and dark oil pastels.

Jack-O-Lantern Patch Oil Pastel and Watercolor - a fun mixed art project for kids to do for Halloween! - 3Dinosaurs.com

You can use a finger to blend the colors. If you do this be prepared for the finger to leave prints on the paper.

Jack-O-Lantern Patch Oil Pastel and Watercolor - a fun mixed art project for kids to do for Halloween! - 3Dinosaurs.com

Or you can use a paper towel. We folded up the paper town into a small square to help blend the colors.

Jack-O-Lantern Patch Oil Pastel and Watercolor - a fun mixed art project for kids to do for Halloween! - 3Dinosaurs.com

You can see what a pumpkin looks like when you are done. The blending of the colors helps fills in any holes in the pastels there might be.

Jack-O-Lantern Patch Oil Pastel and Watercolor - a fun mixed art project for kids to do for Halloween! - 3Dinosaurs.com

Then you add more pumpkins to the page. I love to reminder them that not all pumpkins have to fit on the page.

Jack-O-Lantern Patch Oil Pastel and Watercolor - a fun mixed art project for kids to do for Halloween! - 3Dinosaurs.com

After we had a few pumpkins we added the ribs lines on the pumpkin. This was super easy to do and made a different feel to the pumpkin.

Jack-O-Lantern Patch Oil Pastel and Watercolor - a fun mixed art project for kids to do for Halloween! - 3Dinosaurs.com

We took the green oil pastel and made a few grass marks on the pumpkins. You can also add some vines at the top of the pumpkin as well.

Jack-O-Lantern Patch Oil Pastel and Watercolor - a fun mixed art project for kids to do for Halloween! - 3Dinosaurs.com

After you are finished with pumpkins you watercolor paint the background. You start with blue or green. I like to start with the lighter color first.

We started with the blue sky. We did a mix of blue watercolors to make an interesting sky.

Jack-O-Lantern Patch Oil Pastel and Watercolor - a fun mixed art project for kids to do for Halloween! - 3Dinosaurs.com

Then we painting the green grass below. You can paint the grass anyway you want but it was fun to do some long strokes around the pumpkins.

Jack-O-Lantern Patch Oil Pastel and Watercolor - a fun mixed art project for kids to do for Halloween! - 3Dinosaurs.com

Finally, we ended by using a graphite pencil to draw faces on the pumpkins! We used this pencil because it was dark and the graphite worked great on the oil pastels. It is fun to be creative on each pumpkin.

We drew the outline of the face first. This made it easier to color in. We did a mix of shapes and mouth styles.

Jack-O-Lantern Patch Oil Pastel and Watercolor - a fun mixed art project for kids to do for Halloween! - 3Dinosaurs.com

Then we colored it in with a pencil. You can see how great the pencil works.

Jack-O-Lantern Patch Oil Pastel and Watercolor - a fun mixed art project for kids to do for Halloween! - 3Dinosaurs.com


Here is a look at the our final jack-o-lanterns

Jack-O-Lantern Patch Oil Pastel and Watercolor - a fun mixed art project for kids to do for Halloween! - 3Dinosaurs.com

Jack-O-Lantern Patch Oil Pastel and Watercolor - a fun mixed art project for kids to do for Halloween! - 3Dinosaurs.com

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Jack-O-Lantern Patch Oil Pastel and Watercolor - a fun mixed art project for kids to do for Halloween! - 3Dinosaurs.com

Jack-O-Lantern Patch Oil Pastel and Watercolor - a fun mixed art project for kids to do for Halloween! - 3Dinosaurs.com

About Cassie

Cassie is a mom of three stomping, romping, and roaring girls. She blogs about fun art and craft activities and printables she makes. She includes the odd review of products every now and then. She also blogs about the places that she has taken the girls called trip reviews. She has a few free printable pack for kids ages 2 to 8 and always adding more. She loves to get comments and feedback and always looking for new things to try or do with her girls.
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