This spooky season is a time filled with candy, tricks and treats, and of course, costumes! There’s definitely a ton of things you can do to add that Halloween spirit to your graphic design. Here are some simple tips and tricks for your kids to have fun with their graphic design this October.
- Use Halloween objects
To easily make your kids’ Halloween design be easily recognizable with the season, use some iconic spooky objects. They don’t have to be detailed and can even just be silhouettes and shadows.
- Jack-o-lanterns and pumpkins
- Black cats with green eyes
- Witches on brooms
- Candies like candy corn
- Spiders and spider webs
- Haunted houses
- Costumes- masks, witch hats, sheet ghosts
Sprinkle a few of these in the background of your design, to accent text, decorate corners, make borders, or use one of them as the focus to build around. It will definitely add some spooky charm to your work.
- Have fun with Halloween novelty fonts
Have some quirky fonts and lettering styles you’ve been eager and waiting for the chance to use? Don’t be shy to break them out, many of them suit the seasonal Halloween holiday theme. Here are some you can try out:
- Scratchy handwritten letters can be extra spooky
October Crow – https://www.dafont.com/october-crow.font
- Fonts with drip designs to look like a potion from a witch’s cauldron
Creepsville – http:/www.acidfonts.com/download/download.ashx?d=740352
- Curling lines that look both slimy and creepy
Phantom Fingers – https://www.dafont.com/phantom-fingers.font
Unique to the Halloween theme and definitely fit for it, see what brings that spooktober feeling out best. Combine your font with catchy Halloween lines like
- Trick or Treat?
- Happy Spooktober!
- Color like candy
What catches other people’s eyes like bright colors? Halloween doesn’t have to be just orange and blacks, you can add jewel tones to make it more fun- bright purple like magic, or deep green like a spooky ghoul. Be inspired by your sweet tooth and use vibrant colors like what you see on candy and chocolate wrappers.
Now that you have an iconic Halloween object, a fun font, and a choice of colors for your palette (try to keep it down to around three), you’re ready to make your Halloween graphic! Digital, with paint, crayons, or markers, it doesn’t matter what medium you use so long as you have fun.