Color Theory for Kids & Monsters

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Color Theory for Kids Using Monsters

When monsters teach color, you make color theory for kids fun. See 3 lesson ideas for letting the monsters into your art room.  Each monster art lesson focuses on a different art technique. For instance, texture rubbing, watercolor & rubbing alcohol, and plastic wrap with watercolors and all included in the blog posts.

 

Have students draw their monsters using How To Draw Monsters or use a Monster Coloring Page

Click on the images below to see more information and step-by-step instructions from 3 blog posts about using monsters to teach color theory.

 

Using Color Complements and Texture Rubbing

The top of a cartoon monster head that has two telescoping eyes looking at you. The body of the monster has a green crayon texture rubbing. A color scheme of red and green give the monster contrasting colors. The text says, "Technique Demo, Contrasting Colored Monster - Texture Rubbing Technique".

Contrasting Colored Monster with Color Complements

 
See step-by-step how to pick out contrasting colors and add them to a monster coloring page using the element of art, texture. This monster art lesson also gets your students to add a complementary color scheme to cute monster drawings. Definitely a fun way to teach color theory for kids and the element of art texture.
 
 
 
 

Using a Watercolor Technique with Alcohol

A close-up of a pink and green monster. The pink was added with an oil pastel in some areas and the lime green was painted with watercolor that is still wet. There is an eye dropper dropping alcohol drops to create an interesting texture on the monster. The text says, "Technique Demo - Contrasting Colored Monster - Watercolor & Alcohol Technique".

Color Theory for Kids – Contrasting Colored Monsters

See step-by-step how I used oil pastels, watercolors, and rubbing alcohol in this cute monster art lesson to create spotted textures in watercolor. Without a doubt, a fun art lesson to experiment with watercolor techniques. Learn about color complements and how they make your colors pop in your next monster art lesson! 
 
 
 
 
 

Creating Textures in Watercolors

A close-up of a cartoon monster showing the eye and ear. The shapes of the orange and red monster were outlined with oil pastel before being painted with watercolor. Plastic wrap was laid on the wet watercolor to create a texture. The text says, "Technique Demo - Warm-Colored Monster - Plastic Wrap Technique".
 

Warm & Cool Colored Monsters with Watercolor Texture Technique

 
This monster art lesson uses warm colors, oil pastels, and watercolors to create unusual monsters. The secret ingredient is for this technique in art is plastic wrap! See step-by-step how to make crinkled textures in watercolor that will fascinate your students. Indeed, this painting activity is a fun art lesson for Halloween that is sure to keep students’ attention.  

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A close-up of a pink and green monster being painted with green paint over yellow paint. The stripes on the arms and legs were colored with pink and green crayons. The text says, "Technique Demo - When Monsters Teach Color".
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Stacey Peters

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