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Halloween Photo-Op

Create a photo backdrop that will make all your little ghouls and goblins strike a pose. Choose a cowboy, scarecrow, or witch for a fun addition to your party.  

Halloween Photo Opt

Project Overview

Skill Level


Estimated Time

A few hours

Estimated Cost


Tools and Materials


  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Rope


  • 1 drop cloth, #126317
  • 1 sample Valspar La Fonda Spice, #3003-5B
  • 1 Sample Valspar Pirate's Treasure, #3006-5B
  • 1 3/8" x 50' sisal rope #91330

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Step 1

Draw a rough outline of a kid-size body with boots and a hat on a canvas drop cloth. Fill in the body with paint. (We used Valspar's La Fonda Spice and Pirate's Treasure.) Let dry.

Step 2

Cut openings for a head, hands, and a belt made of rope. Provide fun props to hold, such as little pumpkins, paintbrushes, or soda pop.

Step 3

Hang the painted drop cloth from a makeshift clothesline. Shorter or younger kids may need to stand on a stepping stool.