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I'm passionate about creativity. I believe in the power of art as education - it helps kids develop self esteem, problem solve, play, imagine, relax, work as a team and express how they feel. My printable art and design resources enable children to explore seasonal project activities in an imaginative way.

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I'm passionate about creativity. I believe in the power of art as education - it helps kids develop self esteem, problem solve, play, imagine, relax, work as a team and express how they feel. My printable art and design resources enable children to explore seasonal project activities in an imaginative way.
'My Olympic Story' Summer Games imaginative learning & research activity
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'My Olympic Story' Summer Games imaginative learning & research activity

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This 2 page worksheet is an imaginative way to introduce children to the Olympic Games in Brazil . 'Close your eyes and imagine that you are a World Class athlete who will be participating in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. You will travel from your country to Brazil to compete in your sport. Afterwards you will have time to soak up the carnival atmosphere and cultural sites of Rio, sample the local food and then visit the Amazon Rainforest before returning home.' This free, 2 page creative activity sheet presents a series of questions and drawings boxes, for children to imagine themselves as an Olympic athletes and to stimulate learning and conversation about Brazil's cities, culture, sport, food, rainforest and more. Ideal for classroom use or a creative homework activity. If you enjoy this resource, you may like to view my other Olympic resources; Bumper 30 page Summer 2016 Rio Olympic Games Creative Art Activities Pack and Classroom Decor Summer Olympic Torch and Flame creative art activity template
Summer Olympic Torch and Flame creative art activity template
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Summer Olympic Torch and Flame creative art activity template

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Get into the spirit of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, with this 'hidden' modern art, abstract style Olympic Torch creative activity. Encourage students to explore colour - perhaps the 5 olympic rings colours? Discuss how to make the torch and flame 'stand out' or 'recede' from the background. Experiment with pens, paints, pastels, felt tips - if you have more time, introduce doodles, patterns or collage within the shapes. The free download includes both the outline template and digitally coloured example. Use the finished torches for decorative bunting, journal covers or a classroom wall display. Use this creative activity to discuss the history of the Olympic torch relay and it's journey for this year's Rio Olympic Games. You might also like to view my bumper 30 page creative Olympics resource pack - Bumper 30 page Summer 2016 Rio Olympic Games Creative Art Activities Pack and Classroom Decor
Free Halloween Pumpkin Coloring Activity Sheet
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Free Halloween Pumpkin Coloring Activity Sheet

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Have some creative colourful fun with this free Spooky Halloween ‘Hidden’ Pumpkin Art Template. Experiment with felt tip pens, paints, oil pastels, crayons, pencils. For a more challenging activity with older children, try filling some of the shapes with pattern or collage. Encourage children to think about the range of colours they choose, to make the pumpkin stand out from the background. Happy Halloween!
Growth Mindset Coloring Pages and Motivational Posters
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Growth Mindset Coloring Pages and Motivational Posters

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Create a positive, inspiring and respectful learning environment in your classroom with these imaginative, fun growth mindset posters, colouring pages, garlands and bookmarks. Contents: Growth Mindset Poster Positive affirmations, including, ‘I love a challenge, I am determined to succeed’ Fixed Mindset Poster Encourage an awareness that this doesn’t help us move forward ’I’m just not good enough, there’s no point in trying’ Questionnaire to encourage creative problem solving and personal growth: ‘3 ways I can’… be more imaginative, be an explorer, find inspiration… Ten colorful posters to decorate your classroom: Create Art, Dream Big, Get inspired, Be an Explorer, Be Awesome, Be Kind, Just Imagine, Try Again, Respect others, Just Be You All ten posters are included as outline colouring page templates Each poster is included as ‘4 to a page’ postcard size ‘affirmation cards’ A coloured garland to decorate the classroom Garland outline colouring template for students to decorate Photographed examples of 4 finished poster artworks to inspire your students. Ten ‘motivational words’ for the bulletin board or to use as student bookmarks: Solve, Design, Invent, Inspire, Create, Dream, Imagine, Enjoy, Explore, Smile! Ideal classroom decor to wow your students during the first week back!
Decorate this Royal Crown, and celebrate Queen Elizabeth's 90th birthday
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Decorate this Royal Crown, and celebrate Queen Elizabeth's 90th birthday

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This free 2 page download features a detailed hand drawn Royal Crown template. Invite children to celebrate Queen Elizabeth's 90th birthday this year by colouring and decorating this famous crown. The finished example uses water colour paints, oil pastels, gold metallic pen, glitter glue. Add some jewels and fake fur if you have time! Involve the whole class and peg up to make wonderful celebratory classroom bunting. If you find this free download useful, I'd love you to add feedback - this will enable me to continue to design and develop relevant and helpful printables - thanks for dropping by! Pop back soon, I'm working on the Rio Olympics next :-), Diane
Back To School 'All About Me', Artist Themed Creative  Activities and Decor
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Back To School 'All About Me', Artist Themed Creative Activities and Decor

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Bring some fun and visual arts into the first week back at school with this creative activity and bulletin board decor pack, inspired by ‘the artist’s paint palette and the colours of the rainbow’. A great way to learn more about your new students and also to encourage them to find out more about each other. In this 15 page pack, you will receive the following: 1. Activities and Templates: - ‘All about Me’ activity worksheet - a paint palette to complete, with name, age and 8 questions to explore - ‘My Top Ten Goals’ activity worksheet, where students write their aims for the year along 10 paint brushes, and can add colour or design and pattern too. - My favourite colours activity worksheet - develop creating colour palettes - Doodle design activity worksheet - design, colour and describe 9 unique patterns - Blank artist palette templates in colour and outline, for freestyle activities 2. Bulletin board and classroom decorations: - Artist paint palette ‘Welcome!’ garland to cut out and hang - Picasso Display Poster, ’ Every Child is an Artist’ - Matisse Display Poster, ’ Art takes Courage’ - Coloured paint splodges for bulletin board ideas - Outline paint splodges for bulletin board ideas and messages, words etc All designs are individually created by Diane at The Imagination Box on Adobe Illustrator. These are vector images, so the worksheets can be enlarged without losing quality or looking pixelated.
Summer Art Activity Pack: 25 colouring templates
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Summer Art Activity Pack: 25 colouring templates

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Doodling and colouring is a great activity for kids of all ages (and grown ups too!) It encourages time away from screens and technology, relaxes us, and stimulates our imagination. This summer theme activity pack contains 26 outlines, all designed by me for kids to decorate with colour, patterns and doodles, using pens, pencils, crayons, paint or collage. A handy download pack for the classroom, home schoolers, summer play dates or a family on hoilday. The pack contains the following templates, in vector format, so they can be enlarged without pixelating. 1. beach hut 2. ‘summer is here’ postcard 3. beach towels 4. 4 pineapples 5. 12 orange/lemon/lime slices 6. 3 watermelon slices 7. large watermelon slice 8. 12 popsicles/lollipops 9. large pineapple 10. large popsicle/lollipop 11. abstract sunshine squares 12. 12 starfish 13. 6 apples 14. 3 dolphins 15. flip flops 16. mini bunting 17. blank postcard 18. abstract waves 1 19. abstract waves 2 20. 6 flip flops 21. 2 wetsuits 22. 3 swimsuits 23. 6 shorts 24. 6 t shirts 25. 5 surfboards 26. 6 volleyballs
A-Z Alphabet Letters and First Week Welcome Back Posters
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A-Z Alphabet Letters and First Week Welcome Back Posters

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These vintage fairground-inspired A to Z alphabet uppercase letters and posters have been designed and individually created by hand on Adobe Illustrator and make a great visual impact on classrooms for all age groups. Ideal decoration for the first week back to school. These letters can be individually cut out and coloured/decorated or used as they are. Or for instant zing, print onto coloured paper of your choice - or a variety of colours for a carnival garland feel. In the 40 page pack, you will receive the following jpeg files: 1. A-Z large letters, one letter per page, measuring 19cm/7.5 inches high, ideal for garlands and larger displays 2. A-Z small letters, 4 per page, measuring 10cm/4 inches high, ideal for bulletin boards, titles and name making activities 3. Five bulletin board posters, US letter size, with the words: Our Bulletin Board Welcome Back All About Me Best Class Ever Reach For The Stars
10 Father's Day Creative Card Templates to print and decorate
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10 Father's Day Creative Card Templates to print and decorate

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I have designed 10 Father's Day card templates for children to colour. The preview shows all 10 designs which include the popular themes of ties, footballs, rosettes, medals and also cards where children can finish the sentence, such as , 'I love you more than...." The designs are modern and imaginative, and created to encourage exploration of colour, design, pattern and abstract shape. Card designs are placed on half the page and ready to fold. They can be printed on A4 or US letter size paper and then trimmed to the border which measures 7x5 inches. I hope you like them! If you have any queries, please email me diane@theimaginationbox.com
Spooky Halloween Classroom Decoration Kit
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Spooky Halloween Classroom Decoration Kit

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Have fun making your classroom look all spooky for Halloween with this fun, colorful Halloween Decoration Kit. In the pack, you will receive the following: a) 4 Abstract Wall Posters, with pumpkins, ghosts, spiders webs b) colourfully illustrated 'spooky words' for your bulletin board c) 3 garlands to cut out and make large 'happy halloween, 'ghoulish ghosts' garlands and a mini garland d) full page size illustrations of a bat, pumpkin, ghost and witch's hat - for walls, windows, suspending from the ceiling. All images have been designed in raster format and saved as PDF'S, so you can enlarge them to any size you want without reducing the quality. Happy Halloween! All original artwork ©The ImaginationBox/Diane Pagan 2016
Christmas Cards Art Activity, Personalised Reindeer  - add your photo
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Christmas Cards Art Activity, Personalised Reindeer - add your photo

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Get in the festive spirit and have fun in the classroom making these reindeer 'photo face' greetings cards for family or friends this Christmas Get the glitter out, decorate the reindeer and add a photograph of your student's face to create this fun, personalised Christmas card. The pack contains: 1. outline reindeer card template to ‘colour your own’ card with 3 greetings options: Happy Holidays, Season’s Greetings, and Happy Christmas 2. Two pre coloured cards, in red and blue with patterned reindeers where you just print the card, cut and fold and add the photograph to complete Finish the cards with a small red pom pom nose or red sticker! Materials needed: Heavyweight Paper to print cards Photograph of child’s face, to fit the oval shape Felt tips / coloured pencils / pastels / wax crayons Scissors and glue / tape Instructions Print the required templates Fold and cut the cards - finished size 7 x 5 inches Decorate and add the photo to the reindeer’s face If you prefer, children can draw a small picture of their face instead of using a photograph Add a red nose! Include an envelope if you wish Finished cards measure 7 x 5 inches and will fit a standard envelope of your choice. All original artwork ©The ImaginationBox/Diane Pagan 2016
Autumn/Fall Colouring Pages - Leaves, Acorns and Apples
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Autumn/Fall Colouring Pages - Leaves, Acorns and Apples

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This detailed creative Autumn/Fall themed Art activity pack has been designed to enthuse and engage children in a fun, experimental way. The templates and worksheets aim to encourage the exploration of colour themes, geometric shape, abstract pattern, mark making, doodling and graphic design, whilst also providing Fall themed decorations for the classroom or home. Shapes include acorn, oak leaf, maple leaf, apple, pumpkin This 30 page pack contains the following: 1. Classroom decorations a) Acorn Garland/bunting: both coloured and outline, ‘make your own’ options b) Fall is Here’, ‘Autumn is Here’ decorative posters, coloured and outline options c) Leaf Strips for bulletin board borders and making bookmarks 2. Creative writing / project page decorative Fall borders a) coloured leaf border b) outline leaf border c) outline acorn border 3. Creative Abstract Art Activity Templates with coloured examples and photographs, using watercolour paints, oil pastels, felt tip pens to give you ideas of how to use them a) hidden acorn in squares b) hidden acorn in diamonds/triangles c) hidden oak leaf in squares d) hidden oak leaf with random lines e) hidden maple leaf with random lines f) hidden apple in squares 4. Simple shapes for general use a) Maple Leaf b) Pumpkin c) Acorn d) Apple e) Oak Leaf Thanks for considering my activity pack.
Back to School All About Me Task Cards
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Back to School All About Me Task Cards

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This pack contains 90 questions and prompts for End of Year, Back to School and All about Me group discussion & reflection activities in the classroom. The cards have been designed using a modern mobile phone-style template to appeal to this age group and give the activity a sense of fun and curiosity. Custom build your own classroom question packs by selecting the question cards relevant to your activity and students (suggested use for years 3-6). Some questions are specific to End of Year reflection, some for Back to School and All About Me Icebreakers etc whilst many are more general and can be used all year round. Carefully researched questions have been chosen to enable students to promote discussion around: - themselves, their peers, their families - their likes and dislikes, challenges and successes - preferred learning styles, areas where support is needed - plans for summer, and summer memories reflection - fun and imagination, superheroes, dream destinations, careers etc - open ended prompts, such as, I aim to, I imagine that, I worry that, I hope… - how they feel about the start and end of the year - achievements, goal setting - books, movies - bullying, healthy eating ,sport - helping others, getting support - blank template cards for teachers and students to create their own questions This Pack Contains: 1. 36 ‘phone template’ cards containing 90 questions and prompts 2. Two additional cards with UK/Australian spelling for ‘favourite’, and ‘colour’ 3. Speech bubbles to decorate your bulletin board - all about me, let’s chat etc 4. photographs showing the finished cut out cards Materials needed: 1. heavyweight paper to print the cards 2. scissors 3. laminator if required, for longer use! Suggestions for use: Invite students to work in pairs or small groups of 4-6 and to take it in turns to ask the questions and answer them. After the exercise it can be useful to have a larger group discussion around what they learnt, what they found easy, or challenging and perhaps questions that they felt were missing? I hope you enjoy the activity!
End of year art activities, apple theme teacher card & decor
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End of year art activities, apple theme teacher card & decor

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Are you looking for a fun, creative apple themed resource pack to celebrate the End of Year? This detailed apple themed art activity pack has been designed to enthuse and engage children in a fun, experimental way. The templates and worksheets aim to encourage the exploration of colour, shape, abstract pattern, and graphic design, whilst also providing colourful, apple inspired decor for the classroom, homeschool or summer club. Students can enjoy art activities, along with making a card for their teacher and wristbands and bookmarks for themselves. There are posters and bunting to bring fun and colour to walls and noticeboards Contents of the pack: 1. best ever teacher colour poster to decorate the classroom 2. best ever teacher poster template to colour 3. best ever teacher card to make 4. abstract oil pastel art activity - with template and coloured example 5. apple border pages for creative writing and drawing activities 6. doodle apple colouring page for early finishers 7. apple wristband and bookmark making activities with sentences to finish 8. decorative apple bunting for the classroom, just cut out and hang Key materials needed: 1. heavyweight paper 3. felt tips / pencils / oil pastels / crayons / watercolour paints and brushes 4. scissors 5. string / tape / pegs if you would like to make a mini garland with the doodle apples This art pack is suitable to use for End of Year, Teacher Appreciation Week, or as an abstract art project at any time of year - especially around Autumn and harvest time. Please take a look around my store, where you’ll find lots of inspiring and affordable resource packs to spark young imaginations and keep creativity flowing.
Canada Day 1st July  Maple Leaf  Theme Art & Classroom Decor
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Canada Day 1st July Maple Leaf Theme Art & Classroom Decor

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This easy to use, ‘print and go’ fun bumper Canada Day maple leaf themed art and craft resource pack has been designed to encourage students to explore shape, colour, design and pattern in an abstract, contemporary, experimental way and to provide plenty of Canada Day themed decorations to have fun making and to enhance the classroom / home / summer camp environment. 42 Page Contents overview: 1. ‘Happy Canada Day’ bunting to cut out and make 2. Bookmarks to print and cut out - outline and coloured versions 3. Canada Day Facts Page 4. Design worksheets for creating Canada Day flip flops, baseball caps, t shirts 5. 4 challenging abstract maple leaf art activities, ‘hidden’, ‘overlapping’ and ‘musical’ 6. Posters for the classroom 7. Decorative border pages for creative writing 8. ‘O Canada’ 9. Canada Day wristbands to make and wear 10. Canada themed words for the bulletin board 11. Decorative papers for craft activities Examples: Photographs of actual examples are included to give you ideas for the art activities, using paints, pastels and felt tip pens Key materials needed: 1. good quality paper for printing 3. felt tips / pencils / oil pastels / crayons / watercolour paints and brushes 4. scissors 5. string / tape / pegs if you would like to make garlands and wristbands Please take a look around my store, where you’ll find lots of inspiring and affordable resource packs to spark young imaginations and keep creativity flowing. All original artwork ©The ImaginationBox/Diane Pagan 2017
Christmas Doodle App 'Art Phone' creative activity
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Christmas Doodle App 'Art Phone' creative activity

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Have fun this Christmas and engage students creatively with this Instagram style, 'tech' mobile phone/tablet Christmas Doodle App 'Art Phone', drawing and writing activity. This activity invites students to cut out and make their own festive doodle art-phone, and then to complete the 'Texting Santa' questions and to write a 'Dear Santa' letter. The finished templates measure 4.8 x 9.5 inches. 1. The doodle page: Illustrate the 9 festive objects with thumbnail doodles or drawings, Christmas Tree, Bauble, Angel, Snowman, Snowflake, Santa, Gift, Holly, Stocking. Two options are included: - a template with drawings to colour (hand drawn by me) - a template with words to draw your own images 2. Dear Santa - write a letter 3. Texting Santa - answer his questions (honestly!): Ho Ho Ho! Have you been good this year? What would you like me to bring you? What do you love most about Christmas? How can you help others this Christmas? 4. A Christmas card template is included, entitled 'appy Christmas' - print out, decorate and fold to complete. Considerations, how to use this activity: Consider the space around the images you draw How do the 9 images look collectively? Is there an emerging theme or style or colour? What colours do we associate with words? eg Christmas Tree: green Work imaginatively! The included example uses felt tips The completed art-phones will work well pegged up as a garland or can decorate a wall, door or bulletin board. Templates are designed by me on Adobe Illustrator, and are vector based, so can be enlarged to any size without pixelating if you prefer to work to a larger scale than the templates provided. These templates are designed to print on US letter/A4 size paper Have a fun Christmas! All original artwork ©The ImaginationBox/Diane Pagan 2016
10 Easter card templates & Happy Easter Bunting
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10 Easter card templates & Happy Easter Bunting

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This 27 page Easter creative colouring pack has been designed by the Imagination Box. The download contains 1) a 14 page Happy Easter bunting pack for the classroom to decorate and make - each letter inside an egg is A4/US letter size to make approx 10 feet of bunting. 2) 10 Easter card templates for children to colour, including chicks, eggs, rabbits. The designs are modern and imaginative, and created to encourage exploration of colour, pattern and abstract shape. Card designs are placed on half the page and ready to fold. Suitable for children age 3+ using a wide variety of materials such as water colour, pastels, collage, depending on age and ability.
Valentines Day Activity - pop art gift box and card
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Valentines Day Activity - pop art gift box and card

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This Pop Art Gift Box is an ideal art and craft project for Valentine's Day or Mother's Day. Equally it can be used at any time of the year as a general art activity exploring Pop Art, colour and shape. Students get to take home a beautiful finished keepsake gift box with some special surprise gifts and messages inside! This activity pack involves: 1. Learning key facts about the Pop Art Movement 2. Decorating a blank box template with Pop Art inspired hearts and shapes, or if you prefer, colouring in the Pop Art template provided 3. Cutting, folding and assembling the lidded box 4. Then choose from a variety of templates to fill the box with lovely messages and surprises for the chosen recipient! - make mini cards and envelopes - make a fold out card, decorate and add your message - make yarn wrapped stars and hearts with cute message tags This activity requires only basic materials and equipment: stiff paper or card to print boxes felt tip pens or pencils to decorate scissors and glue yarn The pack includes instructions and a selection of full colour photographs. There 2 paper size options for the box template. Template to print on US Letter / A4, each box side measures 2.5 x 2.5 inches Template to print on 11X14 / A3, each box side measures 3.1 x 3.1 inches
Valentines Day colouring pages - Pop Art activity
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Valentines Day colouring pages - Pop Art activity

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day in a fun, creative and colourful way with this easy to use Pop Art inspired art and card making activity pack. Teachers and students can enjoy sharing cards, and decorating the classroom with colourful artwork and garlands. Contents: 1. Coloured garland and poster 2. Garland to colour and make 3. Coloured card ready to send 4. Card to colour and send 5. Mini cards from teacher to student with 4 message options 6. Mini cards from student to student to make and share 7. Art activity exploring colour, shape and pattern, inspired by Pop Art 8. Photographs of finished examples 9. Pop Art facts page Materials needed: 1. good quality paper for printing the templates and cards 2. marker pens / coloured pencils 3. scissors 4. pegs and string for garland
Create Halloween Tablet Style 'Spooky Selfies' art activity pack
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Create Halloween Tablet Style 'Spooky Selfies' art activity pack

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Have fun celebrating Halloween creatively with this modern, 'tech' tablet 'Spooky Selfies' art resource pack. Invite students to create a spooky self portrait using one of the 6 hand drawn outline images provided in the pack: Witch Vampire Ghoul Pumpkin Spider Bat This activity encourages working imaginatively, thinking about portraits in an abstract way, whilst celebrating all the spookiness of Halloween. In the pack you will find: Instructions for use 6 outline templates 4 coloured examples, using oil pastels A display poster to accompany the finished artworks I hope you have fun! All original artwork ©The ImaginationBox/Diane Pagan 2016