Encourage creativity and fine motor skills with this Mountain Sunset Painting for Kids. This quick and easy process art activity is perfect for your next preschool arctic theme. You’re definitely not going to want to miss it!
This week, we’re learning about Alpine Tundra and today’s topic was Mountaintop. This awesome Mountain Sunset Painting for Kids was such a wonderful, open-ended art activity for preschoolers and kindergartners.
Mountains are big and old. The top of a mountain is called the summit. People pack specific things in their packs when hiking up a mountain. The highest peak in the world is Mount Everest in Nepal.
Your little kids will for sure love having the opportunity to make this beautiful mountain sunset watercolor painting.
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Mountain Sunset Painting for Kids
What you’ll need
- Inspiration Photo
- Coffee Filter
- Black Paper
- Watercolor Paint
Here’s how to do it
- Set out the Inspiration Photo and additional supplies.
- What do you see in the mountain photo?
- What do you think happens to the sun at the end of the day?
- Will you cut your coffee filter?
- How can you use the coffee filter to make a sunset?
- How many mountaintops will you create?
- Did the child easily cut with the scissors?
- Did he/she follow the steps?
- Did he/she communicate ideas about his art?
We ended up splitting this activity into two parts. If I were doing this with just the little guy, I probably would’ve done it all at one time, but with baby girl, it made more sense to create the sunset first.
To do that, we grabbed a few plastic trays, liquid watercolors, and an eyedropper for each kiddo.
They dripped red, orange, and yellow liquid watercolor onto their coffee filter to create a beautiful mix of colors.
After that, we dried the coffee filters by blotting them with paper towels. We used black paper for the background and added our coffee filter sunsets.
The kids had a blast with the liquid watercolors. Why am I not surprised? We’ve done several activities similar to making these mountain sunsets and they’ve all been a blast! Check out our Designing Wings Butterfly Craft for Preschoolers and Fire Colors Science & Nature STEAM Investigation Station for even more liquid watercolor fun!
Don’t forget to check back if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to next week with our winter theme from Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time).
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As an Experience Early Learning Blog Ambassador, I receive the Experience Early Learning Preschool curriculum in exchange for my honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. As always, my opinions on awesome stuff for little kids are 100% my own. Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best mama judgement when planning activities for your little kids. #preschool #homeschool #mgtblogger
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