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Fold and Print Winter Reflections

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My daughter and I love to play with ink blots, or more accurately paint blotsWe make them all the time. They are so simple and fun and I love the symmetry of the blots. The mirroring of the blots gave me an idea for a winter painting.

Try this step by step paint and fold print reflection landscape. Winter mountain lake painting. A great art project for kids or adults. Arts and crafts.

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I love to paint and I love to teach my little artist how to paint as well, so I am always dabbling with different techniques and trying to find easy to make artwork using different methods and simple shapes. I wanted us to explore the beauty of reflections in a few winter landscapes by folding and mirroring images like in an ink blot.

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Bleeding Tissue Paper Trees

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We are deep into the fall now and the cold weather is here. The leaves are falling and some of the trees are bare now. I love the fall trees, but I also love the haunting beauty that comes with a bare tree, especially against the night sky.bleeding tissue paper tree painting - spooky night autumn, fall or winter trees. Perfect arts & crafts project for every season for kids and preschoolers

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We wanted to paint some night skies, but thought that bleeding tissue paper might be perfect for a our haunting scene.

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Painting Study in Black and White

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Moon landscape painting in black and white and gray. Painting study in black and white for kids is made with a few simple shapes. Easy step by step tutorial.

I enjoyed a beautiful fall weekend with the family. We went to the pumpkin patch one day, went on a hay ride and went to a wonderful evening theater production in the woods. It was a walk through production for the kids with multiple skits along the way. My daughter had a great time and laughed the whole way through.

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The production was great, but my favorite part was the magical moon that followed us along our path.

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We watched that big, beautiful moon as we walked. I was amazing and it also was the inspiration or a little art project for me and my daughter. The main part of this painting is just a few simple shapes. This might be a better project for children a bit older, but my four year old had fun with it and did a great job.

We squeezed white and black acrylic paints onto our palette. I let my daughter mix the white and black together to make the gray.

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Paint a large triangle onto your canvas with the gray paint. (You can use watercolor paper instead of canvas.)  The triangle will work best if you place it at the top of the canvas. Paint your triangles in.

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Lightly stripe white paint back and forth horizontally inside of the triangle. Let the triangle dry. While it dries, paint around the triangle in black paint.

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Here was my painting in process as well.

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When the triangle is ready, paint a white circle into the center. Wipe off your brush and then use it to pull the paint from the edge of your circle outwards to form rays.

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Paint a few branches into your triangle using the black paint.

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Paint in as many branches as you like. Dip the end of the brush into the black paint again and dab to create leaves around the branches. Dab all around the triangle to soften the lines of the triangle and dab paint along the bottom of the triangle to create hills and earth. You can also dab a few spots of grey around the sides of the triangle to let in some additional light through the trees.

img_5014 img_5015 Moon painting in black and white and gray. Painting study in black and white for kids. Easy step by step tutorial.

Moon painting in black and white and gray. Painting study in black and white for kids. Easy step by step tutorial.

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Moon painting in black and white and gray. Painting study in black and white for kids. Easy step by step tutorial.

Cupcake Liner Sunset Scene

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Cupcake liner sunset landscape craft - kid's arts & craft ideas

I am sure that I have told you many times that many of our craft ideas come from my 4 year old daughter. We have been painting & crafting together for the majority of her life. There is not much that we won’t try to craft with. My daughter has a tough time throwing anything away because she wants to make a craft out of everything. I think it is amazing. I love her creativity.

Yesterday, we went to an outdoor movie showing of Zootopia at a local school. During the car ride, I sat in the back with my daughter. The sun was starting to set as we drove. My little girl, said “Mommy, look at that beautiful sunset.” She went on to explain to me that she wanted to make a sunset craft out of cupcake liners. Watch below for her adorable explanation on her craft idea.

I loved her idea of a sunset with cupcake liners & the car driving. I promised her that we would make her craft the next day, so that is what we did. She knew exactly what she wanted to do and how she was going to do it. She made her sunset just as she described, using an orange liner with a yellow one over it.

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She used a Sharpie to make dark clouds in front of her sunset. She said that the sunset had to be behind her clouds, so she ferociously colored in her clouds.

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She cut up purple & green liners to form mountains & trees.

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She drew some animals, a road and trunks for her trees and made herself a cute little pink car with one of the remaining liners.

Cupcake liner crafts for kids - Make a landscape scene

When she was finished, she asked me to close my eyes because she had one more thing to make & it was a surprise. Awwwww, my heart holding a heart…

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I loved my daughter’s sunset idea so much, that I had to make one of my own too.

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Cupcake liner sunset landscape craft - kid's arts & craft ideas

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Paper Plate Winter Crafts

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Paper plate winter scene silhouettes - winter crafts for kids

Most of our crafts are inspired by random things that we encounter in our everyday life. Both crafts that we made yesterday were inspired by objects that I saw in my aunt’s home where we are staying during our house build. We are currently residing in her finished cellar. Yesterday, I was trying to clean up and organize some of the stuff that we brought with us. As I was trying to find a home for all of our things, I came across a fake poinsettia. It was soft & glittery and pretty and the perfect subject for a craft.

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