Silhouettes and Hand Prints

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What a wonderful way to frame and display a beautiful piece of artwork for your child. Make a silhouette and have have your child paint or draw their favorite things or a scene from their dream. Kid's arts and crafts - preschooler - process art

My daughter loves to trace her hand prints and then cut them out. She will cut them out and draw little pictures on them and then use a hole punch to poke holes in them and string them up with yarn.

She strung up one of her hand prints the other day and it reminded me of a pair of mittens. We traced her hand prints onto a piece of watercolor paper and then cut them out. We painted the hand prints and let them dry and then stretched cotton balls over the wrist part to form the mittens and then glued on a strand of yarn.

watercolor hand print mittens - process art for kids - winter arts and crafts - preschooler

This simple craft, kicked off a whole frenzy of crafts.

There is a beautiful Easter craft from Katie’s Crochet Goodies that I just adore and have always wanted to try. So I mirrored her technique and made these yarn hand prints. Check out her post to see how.

yarn hand print craft - kid's arts and crafts

But we didn’t want to stop at hand prints. My daughter laid her head on a piece of paper and we traced her silhouette. I cut a bunch of silhouettes out and we had a ton of fun painting them. Watercolor paper works best for this because it does not curl up or crinkle.

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I loved the look of the watercolors on her silhouettes. She was pretty proud of her artwork.

Cut your child's silhouette and paint it in watercolors. kid's arts and crafts - process art, preschoolers  Cut your child's silhouette and paint it in watercolors. kid's arts and crafts - process art, preschoolers

She was having so much fun painting and drawing on her silhouettes. For our last silhouette project of the day, I had her paint something that she loved. She said that she wanted to paint a blue jay and she did that and them some. She created a whole lovely scene.

I cut out the middle of the silhouette out to form a frame. I laid it over her drawing. You can also cut the drawing into a silhouette shape, but I did not want to disturb her beautiful picture. The silhouette made a lovely frame matting for her drawing. This will make a lovely keepsake for our living room.

Make a silhouette and have have your child paint or draw their favorite things or a scene from their dream. Kid's arts and crafts - preschooler - process art

 

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