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Halloween Watercolor Tape Resist

Updated on October 9, 2016
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Alyssa loves celebrating holidays and making fun crafts. She is a wife and mom who drinks a lot of coffee!

Jack-O-Lantern watercolor tape resist.
Jack-O-Lantern watercolor tape resist.

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays! I love creating unique and fun Halloween inspired crafts with my son. This watercolor tape resist project is incredibly easy and there are endless possibilities! The kids will have a great time creating different designs with the tape and will be excited to pull off the tape to reveal their artwork!

Materials needed.
Materials needed.

Here's What You Need

  • White paper. Printer paper is great.
  • Watercolor paints.
  • Paint brushes.
  • A jar, cup, or container of water.
  • Painter's Tape.
  • Newspaper.


  • Cover your work space with newspaper.
  • Begin placing tape on the paper in a design of your choice. Create a Jack-O-Lantern, a bat, a witch's hat, or anything else Halloween inspired. It helps to leave a little excess tape hang over the edge of the paper if possible.
  • Start painting. Use a variety of colors to make your art piece exciting.
  • Allow the paper to dry. This usually takes anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour.
  • Once the paper is completely dry, gently and carefully begin peeling off the tape.
  • Voila! Your masterpiece is complete!

Creating a design. Remember to leave a little tape hanging off of the edge of your paper.
Creating a design. Remember to leave a little tape hanging off of the edge of your paper.
Jack-O-Lantern ready for painting.
Jack-O-Lantern ready for painting.
Witch's hat ready for painting.
Witch's hat ready for painting.
Painting a Jack-O-Lantern.
Painting a Jack-O-Lantern.
Painting a witch's hat.
Painting a witch's hat.
Laying out to dry.
Laying out to dry.
Carefully peeling the tape off of the paper.
Carefully peeling the tape off of the paper.
Carefully peeling the tape off of the paper.
Carefully peeling the tape off of the paper.
Witch's hat watercolor tape resist.
Witch's hat watercolor tape resist.

Keep going! Make as many pictures as you'd like. Play around with different designs and see what you can create. Have fun!

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    • Alyssa Nichol profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from Ohio

      Yes it is! :) My son loved it! :)

    • AbsorbArt profile image


      4 years ago from United States

      This is a really good idea! Perfect for kids!


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