Last year we had great fun making some positive and negative Halloween pictures.  They are a slightly more complicated craft, so younger children may struggle, but that doesn’t mean they can’t give it ago.  For older children, this is the perfect time to introduce them to using craft scalpels.  I got a safety scalpel, which has a small ceramic blade and is perfect for children to use.

Make sure you follow my Halloween board on Pinterest for more ideas.  Don’t forget to save the pin for later.

To make your own positive and negative Halloween pictures you will need:

  • Coloured paper
  • Scissors
  • Art scalpel (optional)
  • Glue
  • Pencil

Fold and cut one piece of coloured paper in half.

positive and negative halloween pictures

Draw half of your picture on the coloured paper you cut in half.  For younger children, it is easier if the picture starts at the edge of the paper.  That way it makes the next step much easier.

Cut out the design.  Remember you don’t want to cut through the paper to get to the designs in the middle.  Nor do you want to pierce the paper with scissors.  This is where an art scalpel comes in.

positive and negative halloween pictures

Flip and glue it onto the opposite piece of paper. It should create the mirror image.

If you enjoyed making these positive and negative Halloween pictures be sure to check out my Halloween silhouettes, Halloween jar lights, and cheesecloth ghosts.

Pin for later:

Positive and negative halloween pictures.  Kids halloween craft.