Summer Silhouette Art

This is one of my favorite summer art projects. It really is stunning! 

First, use a paint brush to wet the entire sheet of white construction paper with water. Next, add several layers of colors using watercolor paints to create a sunset.  The more imperfect it is, the better it will look when completed.

Cut out shapes (silhouettes) using black construction paper to create a relaxing summer scene. When the sunset painting has dried, glue on the silhouettes. 

I add a solid black sheet of construction paper for the back to create a frame.
It really makes the project pop!

Just breathtaking!

Can you see why I love these? Each child's creation is unique yet gorgeous.

Enjoy the remaining days of summer!


Ms.M said...


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Rebecca Rojas said...

These are so beautiful!


Rachel@I Heart Crafty Things said...

Those are beautiful! So happy to have found your blog!

Amanda said...

I love this and it is so simple. Thanks for sharing!

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Curly T said...

Again, easy enough to adapt to my 4-year olds in MDO and also - Michelle AND Jennifer (11 and 14) are going to want to do one! Thanks again for coming up with crafts for me . . . that isn't my strong-suit at all. :)