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

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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

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