Rainbow Silhouette Leaf Art

Arty Crafty Kids | Art for Kids | Rainbow Silhouette Leaf Art for Kids, with 4 downloadable templates available #kidsart #leafart #autumncraft #printable

This simple Rainbow Silhouette Leaf Art project is all about play and creative experimentation.

Playing with colours.

Playing with positive and negative space.

Playing with various artistic approaches.

And with a choice of four downloadable templates, Arty Crafty Kids can really make this project their own and immerse themselves into the creative process.

Learning and developing as they create, without any pressure of getting it ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ – anything and everything goes!

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Rainbow Silhouette Leaf Art: Materials 

White Card Stock
Paint
Scissors
Sponge
PVA Glue
Printer

Leaf Templates:

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Video Tutorial: 

Rainbow Silhouette Leaf Art: Tutorial 

Arty Crafty Kids | Art for Kids | Rainbow Silhouette Leaf Art for Kids, with 4 downloadable templates available #kidsart #leafart #autumncraft #printable

Step 1. Let’s make a Rainbow!

This is a great opportunity for Arty Crafty Kids to explore the magic and wonder of colour-mixing, and for this reason, I would always recommend that Arty Crafty Kids only paint with the primary colours with black and white.

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With the ease of ready-mixed paint, it’s tempting to offer the full spectrum of ready-made colours, however, this sadly denies kids the opportunity to experiment, play and ultimately learn through the process of trial and error.

So, with access to the primary colours only, encourage your Arty Crafty Kids to make as many colours as possible!

Ask questions throughout the process:

  • How much yellow and red do you need to make orange?
  • How many shades of blue can you make?
  • What happens when you mix all the colours together?

 

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Step 2. While the Rainbow Canvas dries,  cut out the leaf silhouettes of your Arty Crafty Kids chosen template(s).

Place the leaves on the canvas and experiment with their arrangement.

Step 3. Now it’s time to make a choice… 

Stick the leaf silhouettes directly on to the rainbow background or move onto  Step 4. to create inverted silhouettes. 

Alternatively, paint two rainbow canvas’ and do both options.

 

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Step 4. To create inverted silhouettes, simply hold the unstuck leaf template with a finger or two and gently sponge paint around the shape with the other hand.

To contrast against the rainbow background, we’ve used black in our example piece.

For an alternative method, take a look at our Autumn Leaf Painting concept, where we’ve left the background white and added an assortment of colours instead of black.

 

Step 5. Continue sponge painting around each leaf. 

 

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Step 6. And then gently peel the templates away to reveal the inverted leaf silhouettes.

Here, the Arty Crafty Kids are again presented with a choice; the piece could be left complete at this stage with more of the rainbow background revealed or, it could be filled in.

 

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Step 7. To enhance the effect of the inverted silhouette, simply fill in the remaining space surrounding the leaves.  This remaining area is called negative space and simply put, it’s the area that surrounds the subject or point of interest. 

In this instance, it’s our leaf silhouettes.

The notion of positive and negative space is naturally explored in this project and one your Arty Crafty Kids will consider without knowing the official terminology or theory – they’ll be too busy doing!

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And this concludes the Rainbow Silhouette Leaf Art project.

I would like to end with a thought from my eldest Arty Crafty Kid, Olivia (8):

I really like this project. It lets children use their imaginations and play with rainbow colours.
I love the idea of rainbow leaves, it makes me think of a magical fairy world. A little glitter would really finish off the project!

 

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Woven Angel Fish Craft

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft Ideas for Kids | Woven Angel Fish Craft for Kids - a simple craft for an under the sea theme , combining printing and weaving techniques to create a gorgeous Angel Fish #finemotorskills #finemotor #undertheseacraftsforkids #craftideasforkids #kidscraft

This gorgeous Woven Angel Fish Craft is perfect helping little hands master the process of weaving. The handling and motion of weaving in and out of the fish, is great for fine motor skills and coordination, and the overall effect adds a fun and interesting layer to the craft.

Can you imagine how a collection of these would look on a bulletin board or within an under the sea themed display?

Bubble wrap printing is a process we return to time and time again on Arty Crafty Kids (also, check out our bubble wrap octopus), and here we’re demonstrating how it can be used to create an underwater backdrop.

Simple, effective and a great introduction into mix-media composition.

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Woven Angel Fish Craft: Materials

Cardstock – White and a colour of the Arty Crafty Kids choice.
Coloured Paper
Bubble Wrap
Paint
PVA Glue
Black Marker Pen
Scissors (or paper cutter)

Angel Fish Template

(The template can be accessed via our newsletter form found towards the end of this post)

Woven Angel Fish Craft: Tutorial 

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Step 1: Paint a large piece of bubble wrap with various shades of blue paint.

This is a great opportunity for Arty Crafty Kids to explore colour mixing; creating light and dark shades of blue.

To create neat and defined bubble wrap print, I would recommend painting the individual bubbles with a paintbrush. However, if your Arty Crafty Kids decide to use big sweeping stroke across the bubble wrap, then that’s perfectly fine too.

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Step 2: Turn the bubble wrap over and place it onto the white cardstock.

Press firmly all over the bubble wrap.

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Step 3: Gently peel the bubble wrap away from the cardstock to reveal the print.

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Step 4: OPTIONAL – to create a layered effect, either use the existing bubble wrap or a fresh piece and paint the bubbles white.

Repeat the above process.

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Step 5: Download the fish template and print out.

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Step 6: Cut the template out.

Trace the fish onto coloured cardstock and cut out.

Using white and black cardstock, cut out two circles to create a big fishy eye!

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Step 7: Fold the fish in half and cut slits into the middle of the fish.

Leave at least half of an inch all the way around to avoid tearing the card.

 

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Step 8: Using a contrasting colour or shade of paper, cut the paper into strips.

Get creative with this element by adding extra colours, textured or even patterned paper.

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Step 9. Weave the coloured paper strips in and out of the fish.

Secure the ends with glue.

Use scissors to cut off any excess paper hanging over the sides.

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Step 10: Glue the eye together and then glue them onto the fish.

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Step 11: Glue the fish onto the bubble wrap print background.

Your fish is finished!

Download the Angel Fish Template!

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I hope the Arty Crafty Kids have the best time creating their own Woven Angel Fish Craft. The angel fish forms part of a growing series that will also include a crab and a super cute seahorse, so make sure you sign up to our newsletter keep updated!  In the meantime, you may also want to take a look at our gorgeous paper rainbow fish.

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Lion Fathers Day Card

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft Ideas for Kids | Lion Fathers Day Card for Kids to make for their Dads, with a free template included.

This super cute printable Lion Fathers Day Card is great fun for kids to cut, stick and assemble; creating a sweet card that will make Daddy weak at the knees! The simplicity of the printable design works well for small children who are refining their scissor skills and the extra large nose is purposely big to allow for any potential error as kids’ navigate their way around the smaller shape.

This Lion Father’s Day Card forms part of a growing collection of DIY Printable Cards, which also includes “I love your True Colours Rainbow Card” and a panda and cat adaption of the lion.

The cat adaption can be found in our exclusive member’s area where you can also download:

Art & Craft Templates 
How to Draw Guides 
Animal and Shape Outlines 
Silhouettes 
ARTspiration and How-to Guides for previous Arty Crafty Boxes

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Lion Fathers Day Card: Materials

Yellow Card Stock
Orange/Yellow/Patterned & Plain Paper
PVA Glue
x2 Large Googly Eyes
Black Marker
Scissors
 

Download and print the template (found towards the bottom of this post)

Lion Fathers Day Card: Video

Lion Fathers Day Card: Tutorial  

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft Ideas for Kids | Lion Fathers Day Card for Kids to make for their Dads, with a free template included.

Step 1: Download and print the template onto yellow cardstock.

If you don’t have any yellow cardstock, the Arty Crafty Kids could paint or colour in the printable.

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft Ideas for Kids | Lion Fathers Day Card for Kids to make for their Dads, with a free template included.

Step 2: Using the line as a guide, fold the card in half.

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft Ideas for Kids | Lion Fathers Day Card for Kids to make for their Dads, with a free template included.

Step 3. While the card is folded, cut out the circular shape.

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft Ideas for Kids | Lion Fathers Day Card for Kids to make for their Dads, with a free template included.

Step 4. Unfold the card and cut out the nose.

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft Ideas for Kids | Lion Fathers Day Card for Kids to make for their Dads, with a free template included.Step 5. Cut the orange and yellow paper into fine strips and glue around the edge of the card.

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft Ideas for Kids | Lion Fathers Day Card for Kids to make for their Dads, with a free template included.Step 6. (optional) Cut out two orange circles and glue them onto the card.

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft Ideas for Kids | Lion Fathers Day Card for Kids to make for their Dads, with a free template included.

Step 7. Add a pair of googly eyes and nose.

Using the black marker, finish off with a cute lion smile.

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft Ideas for Kids | Lion Fathers Day Card for Kids to make for their Dads, with a free template included.

Step 8. Trim the paper mane of the lion and add a special message.

Here are a few ideas…

“Dad, you are Roar-some”

“I think you’re Amazing and I’m not Lion”

Download the Template: 

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I hope your Arty Crafty Kids enjoy creating their Lion Fathers Day Card and Daddy has “roarsome” time!

For more lion themed art and craft ideas, you may also want to take a look at our much loved Paper Plate Lion for an incredible Paper Mane, our Paper Bag Lion Puppet (a great one for inspiring imaginative play and to create alongside their favourite book!) and mixed media newspaper art!

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Paper Butterfly Collage

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Collage art is a wonderful medium for kids to explore. The process of breaking one object (in this instance paper) to create a new whole naturally lends itself to encouraging creative thinking and developing problem-solving skills. With the aide of our butterfly template or hand-drawn shape, children will be measuring and calculating how each individual piece with fit into the available space, and of course, with creating a butterfly, there’s the additional challenge of symmetry. No matter how big or small your Arty Crafty Kids are, this project is adaptable and perfect for all! And they will be guaranteed to have the best time creating their Paper Butterfly Collage.

To extend the activity, I like to challenge my own Arty Crafty Kids to create with just one magazine.

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This is great for creativity and encourages kids (and adults!) to think outside of the box with respect to adding colour and texture to their collages. For example, an image of a woolly jumper can more than just the end product. Take a look at the thickness of wool, the stitch, and shapes. The same applies to furnishings, nature images, food and so on – If you look closely at our example butterfly, you may spot a familiar face!

Paper Butterfly Collage: Materials 

Stock Card
PVA Glue
Scrap Paper, Newspaper or Magazine

Our butterfly template is accessible via the Arty Crafty Kids membership club, where a huge variety of templates can found as well as colouring pages, how-to-draw guides, DIY cards and much more! 

Paper Butterfly Collage: Tutorial and Video

To see the process in action, take a look at our nifty video tutorial below.

 

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Step 1: Delve into the recyling bin or/and craft supplies and gather a variety of scrap paper. 

Either download the template from our membership area or ask your Arty Crafty Kids to create their own shape.

Print or draw the shape onto a piece of white card stock. This is really important, as the process is very sticky and paper will just get too soggy and potentially spoil your child’s gorgeous creation. Arty Crafty Kids | Art | Butterly Paper Collage - A simple activity using torn scrap paper to create a colourful, textured butterfly. A wonderful craft for kids! #artycraftykids #recycledcraft #easykidscraft #craftsforkids #kidsart #artideasforkids #easykidsactivities

Step 2: Begin filling the butterfly with torn shreds of paper. 

Your Arty Crafty Kids may prefer to cut their paper with scissors.

With each application, adds lots of glue, spreading it across the existing paper to secure all the edges.

Once this dry, this will leave a lovely gloss over the paper and make it quite hard to touch. Perfect if you’re likely to frame the collaged art!

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Step 3: Continue filling the shape with a variety of colours and textures.

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Step 4: Once the shape is complete, add one final spread of glue across the entire picture and leave the butterfly to dry!

The Paper Butterfly Collage is now complete! 

I hope your Arty Crafty enjoy the process of creating their paper butterflies.

For more creative animal Art ideas, you may also enjoy Cool Cat Newspaper Art and our Mixed Media Unicorn!

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Printable Rainbow ‘I Love your True Colours’ Card

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Designed and created by my eldest, this charming Printable Rainbow ‘I Love your True Colours’ Card is perfect for any special occasion – Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Birthday’s and everything in between.

The rainbow can be coloured, painted and embellished with buttons, sequins or even glitter (if you’re feeling brave).

And with a handy template to download, this craft couldn’t be easier!

The Backstory

Rainbows are a huge source of inspiration within my household, so I wasn’t surprised that her card idea was Rainbow themed. However, I was unprepared for why she wanted to create this card for her Daddy’s Birthday:

” My Daddy is like a Rainbow. He’s happy, funny, very silly and sometimes can be cross, and I love everything about him. He’s just like the song from Trolls [ True Colours] and he’s never scared to be himself”

Heartwarming stuff right?

Printable Rainbow ‘I Love your True Colours’ Card: Materials 

White Stock Card
Paint / Watercolours / Pens or Pencils
Embellishments – Buttons/Sequins
PVA Glue
Scissors

Download the Printable (found towards the end of this post)

NOTE: There are two versions of the template available, one with the UK spelling of Colour and another for our US friends.

Printable Rainbow ‘I Love your True Colours’ Card: Tutorial

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Step 1: Download and print the template onto a piece of A4 white stockcard.

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Step 2: Colour the rainbow with the Arty Crafty Kids using their favourite medium.

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Step 3: Fill the rainbow with bright and vibrant colours.

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Step 4: Add some embellishments.

My children love buttons and I think they work really well with this activity.

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Step 5: Once the card has dried off, fold it in half and then cut out the rainbow shape.

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Printable Rainbow ‘I Love your True Colours’ Card: Templates

UK Version:Rainbow True Colours Card

US Version:Rainbow True Colors Card US

For more versatile and personal greetings cards, check out:

Handprint Ladybug 

Panda Printable Card

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Cute Printable Panda Card

This super Cute Printable Panda Card is great fun for kids to cut, stick and assemble; creating a sweet card for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day or for a just because ‘you’re special’ type of day. The printable is designed to enable children to practice their cutting skills, with handy dotted lines to follow and thick outlines to accommodate developing fine motor skills.

Would you believe the design was actually inspired by a pair of Panda socks?

With the addition of heart eyes, ears and nose, this card will certainly melt hearts!

Here’s what you need…

Cute Printable Panda Card: Materials 

A sheet of White A4 Cardstock 
Black Cardstock
Scissors
PVA Glue

Download the Template (Found towards the end of the tutorial)

Cute Printable Panda Card: Tutorial 

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Step 1: Download and print the template (found towards the end of the post) and gather your materials.

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Step 2: Fold the cardstock in half (along the dotted line) and carefully cut out the Panda’s face (as shown above).

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Step 3: Cut out the facial elements and put aside the small eyes and hearts

Using black card and a white pencil, trace around the shapes with dotted lines.

Cut the black shapes out.

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Step 4: Open the card and attach the black ears (as shown above) using PVA glue.

Spread the PVA glue to the black shapes, rather than the white card as this will prevent excess glue sticking the card together.

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Step 5: Add the remaining facial features.

Open the card and write a special message!

It’s always fun to play on words, here are a few ideas to get your Arty Crafty Kids started:

I Love you Bear-y Much 

You are Bear-y Awesome 

You’re the Bear-y Best 

I wish you a very Bear’y Birthday 

Can your Arty Crafty Kids think of any more?

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I hope your Arty Crafty Kids enjoy creating this adorable Panda card. For another variation, pop over to our friend ‘I Heart Crafty Things’ to see their super duper cute DIY Bear Card Printable!

Alternatively, you may also like our Handprint Love Bug!

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Valentines Love Tree Coloring Page

Arty Crafty Kids | Coloring Page | Valentines Love Tree | Beautiful Valentines Tree of Love Coloring Page for adults, filled with detailed flowing hearts

There’s a certain charm about hand drawn coloring pages. The combination of irregular lines and free flowing design, not only makes them unique, but interesting too and I hope you can see that a oodles of love was poured into this gorgeous Valentines Love Tree Coloring Page.

I love it, my kids love it and I hope you love it too!

And as a fun extra, you can also download our Valentines Love Tree as a Valentines Day Coloring Card.

Handy Tools for your Valentines Love Tree Coloring Page 

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Colouring has become one of my favorite past-times and when you’re downloading one of our free printables, I would recommend using quality paper. It will enhance the vibrancy of the colors and your pencils will be easier to blend, especially if you decide to use a water-soluble pencil or fancy exploring Inktense ink pencils.

To create depth and shade, my weapon of choice is a basic blendable pencil and you don’t need to be anything more than a novice to use them!

It’s all about sitting down, relaxing and allowing yourself to enjoy the flow of coloring without worrying about technical aspects

 

Arty Crafty Kids | Coloring Page | Valentines Love Tree Coloring Page | Beautiful Valentines Tree of Love Coloring Page for adults, filled with detailed flowing hearts

Top Picks! 

Paper:
Heavy Weight Paper
Watercolor Paper ( for water soluble pencils)

A6 White Cards with Envelopes

Pencils:
Blendable Coloring Pencils
Watercolor Pencils
Inktense Ink Pencils

Pens:
Gel Pens
Sharpies

 

Arty Crafty Kids | Coloring Page | Valentines Love Tree Coloring Page | Beautiful Valentines Tree of Love Coloring Page for adults, filled with detailed flowing hearts

To download your love tree, simply click on the ‘ADD’ buttons and follow the on-screen instructions!

A6 Valentines Love Tree Coloring Page

TIP: Use an A5 piece of card to fold over to create an A6 card.

Blank cards and envelopes can be bought via amazon here

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Arty Crafty Kids | Coloring Page | Valentines Love Tree Coloring Page | Beautiful Valentines Tree of Love Coloring Page for adults, filled with detailed flowing hearts

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