Kids Craft: How to Make Spray Bottle Silhouette Art
With the weather really starting to warm up, this is a great alternative to the normal sidewalk chalk and bubbles the kids play with outside all summer. It's simple and I bet you already have all the supplies you need!
How to Make Spray Bottle Silhouette Art
Here are the supplies you'll need to make this fun "spray painted" silhouette:
To get the paint to spray, I watered it down a little. This was a trial & error process. I would start with a small amount of water and about 4-5 big drops of paint. You want the color to be vibrant and thick enough that it won't drip. (Note: washable paint would be much less messy than what I used and should still work fine.)
You will also need either a computer & printer or a die-cut machine. You could actually do this project without either using a simple hand-cut shape.
I just Googled (I love that it's a verb now) an image I wanted—in this case a Mickey Mouse silhouette. If you're using an electric cutting system, you could find some really fun shapes. A one-piece silhouette shape works best for this.
I cut out the shape and used straight pins to pin it onto a piece of white construction paper. The white paper was pinned and ready to go inside a cardboard box to keep the paint from getting all over. I had the box leaned up against the wall so my cute little helper could get a straight shot!
Get a good amount of paint on the paper, but not so much that it's dripping a lot. As you can see, you don't need every inch of the paper covered.
Let it dry for a few minutes, take off the silhouette, and that's it! Isn't it so fun?
The possibilities with this are endless! We tried a B (my daughter's initial) and it turned out just as great!
How cute is this in a frame? My 3-year-old had so much fun with this. Hope you get to try it with your kids as well!
What fun crafts do you enjoy doing with your kids? Please share your ideas.
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