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Watercolor Silhouette Landscapes

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We have just returned from a wonderful two-week family vacation in Montana. While we were there, we visited the national parks and enjoyed a few scenic hikes with the Rocky mountains as our backdrop. The landscapes that we saw were breathtaking to say the least. Our recent trip inspired us to create a mountain landscape. Then our mountains inspired us to make a couple more. These watercolor silhouettes are perfect for toddlers to teens. Use the printable silhouette templates or create a silhouette of your own.
Watercolor silhouette landscape paintings for kids with free printable templates - cactus, mountains, sailboat sunset scenes. Kid's arts and crafts*This post contains affiliate links*

What you will need:

Watercolor paper or canvas

Watercolors

Black construction paper

Glue stick

Optional: Printable templates (see bottom of post)

Directions:

Print out a silhouette or draw one of your own. Cut it out on a piece of black construction paper. You may have to do this step for smaller children.

In some cases, your watercolor paper or canvas might be larger or smaller than the print-out, cut a little extra for your silhouette or shorten it, if needed.
 

 Use watercolors and paint a sunset backdrop onto a piece of watercolor paper or onto a canvas. We used reds, oranges, yellows, purples and grays for ours. Paint the whole paper or canvas. Paint long lines, swirls, blocks of color or just blend colors. When you are finished. Let the paint dry.Glue the silhouette over the watercolor painted backdrop and admire the beautiful sunset that it creates against the black cut-out.Watercolor silhouette landscape paintings for toddlers, preschoolers and kids with free printable templates - cactus, mountains, sailboat scenes. Kid's arts and crafts

My daughter asked for markers and then added more details to her beautiful sky.


She enjoyed her mountain silhouette so much, that we did a few more. We made a cactus silhouette, a sailboat and pulled out an old lighthouse printable as well.

I loved how all of them came out, but was especially in love with the big blocks of color she used with her cactus painting. Isn’t this gorgeous? Watercolor silhouette landscape paintings for kids with free printable templates - cactus, mountains, sailboat sunset scenes. Kid's arts and craftsWatercolor silhouette landscape paintings for toddlers, preschoolers and kids with free printable templates - cactus, mountains, sailboat scenes. Kid's arts and crafts

This is a wonderful project for all ages. The older kids may enjoy creating their own silhouettes, but we have included a few printable templates for your convenience.

Mountain Printable

Cactus Printable

Sailboat Printable

Lighthouse Silhouette

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Watercolor silhouette landscape paintings for kids with free printable templates - cactus, mountains, sailboat sunset scenes. Kid's arts and crafts

40 Printmaking and Stamping Ideas For Kids

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Printmaking and stamping projects are a favorite in our home. These processes are both fascinating and fun and they are great for the young and the old. Simply enjoy watching the shapes, lines and textures transfer onto paper or turn your prints and stamps into animals, flowers or a unique piece of art. Look around your house and outdoors for inspiration and printing materials. Experimenting and exploring different textures and surfaces is fun. Here are a few wonderful printing and stamping ideas to get you started.40 printmaking and stamping ideas for kids. Kids process art and painting. Nature, recyclables and other materials

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Clothespin Horse Unicorn

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These clothespin horses are a fun craft and are great to use in pretend play. Make a whole stable full of different horses.

Clothespins and craft sticks are two things that work well together. Just play around with them a little and see. You can use them in learning activities, engineering opportunities and many wonderful crafts. We love these clothespin horses and unicorns. These are so easy to make and are simply adorable.Clothespin horse and unicorn craft with printable head template. Kid's arts and crafts ideas.

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Paper Towel Roll Sculptures

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Turn your recyclables into a simple art project that you and your kids will love.

My daughter is a big fan of tinkering with our bin full of recyclables. Cardboard rolls are easily her favorite. She loves to paint them and tie them together, poke holes in them and anything else she can imagine. We found ourselves with an over abundance of paper towel rolls this weekend and wanted to play around with them.  What we came up with were these simple paper towel roll sculptures.
Paper towel roll sculptures. Twist bend and fold cardboard tubes to make simple structures and paint. Arts and crafts for kids.

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CD Case Artwork For Kids

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CD cases are perfect for making and showcasing artwork.

Just a few days ago, we experimented with printmaking using CDs.  It was a wonderful activity that both my daughter and I enjoyed. The paint on our prints had not even finished drying yet, before my daughter was asking what we could do with the CD cases. Since CD cases make wonderful frames with their clear plastic covers, we played around with different CD case artwork to showcase. Here were our favorites.
Turn an old CD case into something fun. CD Case artwork for kids. Make suncatchers or beautiful nature art with black glue. Arts and crafts with recyclables for kids.

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Printmaking With Cds For Kids

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Printmaking with CDs offers a variety of options and is easy for preschoolers to adults.

If you follow us regularly, it is probably no surprise that we are a bit obsessed with printmaking. We love stamping and printing with everything and anything. Recyclables and common household items are our favorite materials to use. If you are like us, you most likely have a few old scratched up CDs or DVDs  sitting around.  Well don’t toss them out just yet, instead how about experimenting with some of these simple printmaking with CDs ideas.Printmaking with CDs - techniques using paint , yarn, Q-tips and paint. Arts and craft ideas for preschoolers and kids.

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Nature Hearts Art

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If you heart nature and nature crafts like we do, you will surely love these gorgeous nature hearts.

My daughter and I love the outdoors. Being outside is therapy for the mind and for the body. Nothing brings me greater joy than watching my little girl running, playing and splashing outside. There is one thing that we love almost as much as being out in the nature and that is making nature crafts. In fact, we cannot go on a hike or walk without my daughter gathering rocks or acorns or pine cones for arts and craft projects. She has nature collections scattered everywhere. What better way for us to show our love for nature than with these beautiful nature hearts?
I heart nature. Nature heart art. Summer arts and crafts projects for preschoolers & kids. Use leaves, flowers, bark, twigs and sticks

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Wax Paper Dragonfly Craft

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You can make this wax paper dragonfly as a hanging craft or glue it to a piece of paper, either way the result is lovely.

We love crafting with wax paper. It’s transparency and delicate texture make a wonderful canvas for painting and for stained glass tissue paper projects. Because of its transparent and delicate nature, it also makes it the perfect material for making insect wings. Dragonflies are one of our favorite insects. With summer here, they have been out in full force in our yard. They are so beautiful and my daughter and I love to watch them. These gorgeous creatures inspired our latest project. We have provided a printable template for your convenience.

Free printable template. Hanging painted wax paper and construction paper dragonfly. Kid's arts and crafts, Insects and summer

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Transforming Ladybug Butterfly Craft

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Insect crafts are always a hit for the spring and summer. This transforming insect craft is so cute and simple to make.

This is an easy craft that is fun to make and even funner to play with. Transform a ladybug or a bumble bee into a colorful butterfly with just a twist of the wrist. Here’s how…

Transform a ladybug into a butterfly using a free printable template. Design the wings and transform in this fun kid's craft. Construction paper Arts and crafts for preschoolers and kids. Summer and spring insect crafts

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Printable Paper Mosaic Ice Cream Cone

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Paper mosaics are a simple and easy craft for all ages. This ice cream cone mosaic is a great project for the summer.

Summer is just a couple of weeks away.  I love the summer for so many reasons, but one of my favorites is the ice cream cones. There is nothing better on a hot summer day. If you are looking for an easy and sweet craft for the season, this one is perfect.
Paper mosaic ice cream cone craft with free printable template. Construction paper crafts for kids. Summer arts and crafts projects.

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