Horrifying Halloween Art Box

For a ‘Horrifying Halloween’ enjoy art projects at home experimenting with the colour BLACK! From the art of silhouettes, to spooky costumes; from pumpkin painting to exploring the role of the colour black in modern art.

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How Horrifying is the Halloween Box?!

Halloween involves activities such as carving pumpkins into jack-o-lanterns, lighting bonfires, bobbing for apples, telling scary stories, watching horror films and (last but not least) trick-or-treating! Not surprisingly, black is the dominant colour in the season’s decorations.

Black is an achromatic colour – literally a colour without hue, like white. As the first pigment used by artists in prehistory (and the first ink used by book printers), black played an important role in the development of both art and literature.

In this box we will be looking at all things black – from the art of silhouettes, to costumes inspired by artists over the years and finally to the role of the colour black in modern art. – silhouette monsters on your windows, bat head-dresses, spider rings and monochrome designed pumpkins!

What's inside the box?

• A booklet introducing the theme, with information about artists, art styles and techniques.
• Clear instructions on projects for children of all ages, with tips for creating with little ones on each activity
A list of Halloween-themed book recommendations.
• Quality art materials for your child

What art materials will I receive?

Black and white acrylic paints
A palette
A hairband
Googly eyes
Black and white water-colour paper

My box is a gift, can I add a personalised card?

Yes! At checkout in the ‘Order notes’ section, please do let us know who the box is for, and any spooky note you would like us to scare the recipient with 😉

When will my box be delivered?

You will receive your box 3-4 days after ordering. Your order is processed in 48 hrs and posted using Royal Mail 48hr Tracked. You will receive an email with a tracking number confirming your box has been posted, and can check on your delivery using the tracking number on the Royal Mail website.


Warning! Not suitable for children under 36 months – small parts. Potential choking hazards and sharp points. Do not ingest any items within the box. Adult supervision recommended.