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.
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What you will need:
Black construction paper
Optional: Printable templates (see bottom of post)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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