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Have you ever decorated your home for Halloween and realized your wholesome family photos don’t match the Halloween theme? Family photos are cute, nostalgic and pleasant; they couldn’t be farther from “Halloweeny.”  These instructions will guide you to “Halloweenify” your family photos in ­­­ minutes per photo. You don’t have to be an artist to make your photos match your Halloween décor.  With the use of dry erase markers you will be able to turn your family into witches, cats and monsters accompanied by bats.

For this project, I am going to show you how to draw a cat and a bat. I will also provide examples of other characters that may give you other ideas.

Materials needed:
Framed photographs with a glass or plastic barrier
Dry-erase markers
White-board eraser
Glass cleaner
Rag or paper towel
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Step 1:

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Spray glass cleaner on the frame and wipe clean with a rag or paper towel.
Caution: Do not draw directly on your prints. It will permanently damage your photos. Only select photos in frames with a glass or plastic barrier.

Step 2:

Imagine what Halloween characters will look best on this print?

Does mom look like a vampire? Does dad look like Frankenstein? If you aren’t sure, begin to draw. If you don’t like how something turns out, try something different. With dry erase markers it is easy to simply erase and start again.

In the following example I imagined a cat and bats.

Step 3: Cat

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Start by drawing pointy ears over the top of your subject’s head.

Step 4: Cat

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Next outline the cat’s head. Be sure to cover the entire top portion of the subject’s head.

Step 5: Cat

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Fill in the cat’s head but leave the inside of the ears blank.

Step 6: Cat

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Add a nose and whiskers.
Over the nose of the person in the photograph draw a circle and fill it in. On each side of the face, near the nose, draw three straight lines which angle off of a central point.

Step 7: Cat

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Draw a tail.
Start the tail at the bottom of the subjects back. The tail should be a curvy, thick line.