As the scariest holiday of the year approaches, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with all the possibilities of arts and crafts that you can make with your family. From pumpkins to over-the-top front yard graveyards, Halloween can be a creative bonanza! Here are a few painting ideas to get you on the right path for the trick-or-treating holiday.

HalloweenPainting Pumpkins

Everyone knows how to carve a pumpkin. It’s as American as apple pie. But did you know that you can paint a pumpkin for even more creative applications? Have your kids paint their favorite cartoon characters, or write a message to the children coming to your door. One stylish option to last all of autumn is to use metallic or high-gloss paint. You can paint a few stripes or other patterns outside of your gourds.  

Painting CutoutsHalloween

Give your house a classic photo opportunity with a wooden cutout. Grab an old piece of plywood, screw a couple of 2 by 4’s to the bottom corners to keep it upright. Now, you can cut a few holes at different heights in the wood. Next, have the neighborhood kids paint witches, mummies, and vampires around the face holes. Add a “trick or treat” message or something equally festive. Now you’ve got an easy, fun project that you can bring out of the garage every Halloween for the next group of kids to remember.  

Painting WindowsHalloween

Painting the panes of windows can seem like heresy to some, but buying an old barn window from the antique shop can create a fun little project for Halloween. Buy some transparent glass paints and some opaque acrylics and make the illusion of a ghost or skeleton looking out from behind a window!

At Great Expectations Painting, we will complete any project, no matter how big or small. We also have interior designers that can recommend colors and paints that will be more versatile and long-lasting than just Halloween, to keep your projects useful for longer.