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Halloween this year will be a little different, but that doesn’t mean that you need to miss out entirely on this spooktacular event.

With more families ready to go all out to keep the kids entertained as trick or treating is off the agenda, a small gathering of up to six people means that you can still hold a scaled-down event for your nearest and dearest.

If you’ve already stocked up on scary decorations, then here are a few ways that you can put an artistic spin on the proceedings and even include a few of your art finds too!


The Witch Hare by Teresa Winchester
The Witch Hare by Teresa Winchester


Dress it up

If you don’t want to go to the hassle of removing your beloved pieces of art from the walls, there are ways that you can incorporate your existing artwork without causing damage to the surface.

Fake spider webs are brilliant for draping along the corners of canvases and giving your home that haunted house feel. You could take it a step further and place a few fake plastic spiders in the webbing to give it an even more dramatic effect.

There is also an array of orange, green and black tinsel style products available that can make your art look a little more ghoulish, so feel free to drape these over the top. Don’t use sticky tape to affix as this will tear the canvas and paint.

Also, just be sure that you steer clear of any decoration that has a sticky residue as this might attach to the canvas and cause the paint to peel off when removed.


A spooky art tale

A tailor-made Halloween tale for art lovers, The Picture of Dorian Gray is a perfect story to recount to older children and teens which includes art and the supernatural.

With many film and book versions available to purchase or stream online, this is a great way of including an artistic twist in the traditional Halloween bash.


Get artistic!


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Trentham BoredomBusters group on Facebook – children art group recreating famous paintings


In readiness for your Halloween event, why not let the little ones unleash their creative talents with a ghostly portrait painting session? Or recreating some famous scary paintings like the one shown above?

For just a few pounds, you can pick up some paints and card and get the kids to create their own nightmarish masterpieces that you can display on your walls. Better still, if you have some old frames that you aren’t currently using knocking about in the garage, this will add the perfect finishing touch to their fiendish creations.