Explore Even More: Cauldron Art

There’s a chill in the air, October is here! At Explore and More we are celebrating October with so many fun classes. Our Pre-K class Explore Even More and our Toddler Time class will be on the 21st with fun Halloween activities and trick-or-treating! Wizards from Wonderland Character Entertainment are visiting the museum on the 22nd for a magical themed STEAM class. The whole museum will be celebrating Spooktacular with crazy Halloween activities the 25th – 29th, and The Salem Sisters from Wonderland Character Entertainment will be visiting the museum on the 28th and 29th.  Be sure to pre-register for our special classes, you don’t want to miss out!

With all that in mind, let’s pretend to be witches, wizards, or ghouls and paint a spooky cauldron work of art. You can make this as complicated or as easy as you want. I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Recommended materials:

  • Cauldron PDF, printed
  • Watercolors
  • Paint brush 
  • Water 
  • Glue 
  • Cotton balls


  1. Print out this nifty Cauldron template; you don’t need it but it helps!
  2. Begin painting- I used a lot of layers to make my painting extra beautiful.
  3. Layer along with me if you’d like: purple, blue, then very diluted black. 
  4. Put a circle in your cauldron for the opening.
  5. Paint in your cauldron. 
  6. Paint the ground.
  7. Add some colorful steam rising out of your cauldron.
  8. Add any additional layering- I added some spooky trees.
  9. Add glue onto the steam and inside of the cauldron.
  10. Disperse your cotton balls as needed- I only used half of one.

Voila! What a spooky masterpiece! 

Happy crafting, 

Ms. Jackie

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