Silhouettes are a fun art technique to explore. Recently, my 8 year old made a Scarecrow Silhouette to get ready for the impending Fall season. It was a fun homeschool art project to fill our afternoon.
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We are not currently following an art curriculum, but visit art concepts as the mood strikes. Thus, I had to go searching for a way to explain what a silhouette is and came upon the definition from Wikipedia:
"A silhouette is the image of a person, animal, object or scene represented as a solid shape of a single colour, usually black [...] The interior of a silhouette is featureless, and the whole is typically presented on a light background [...].
Silhouette Art Project for Kids
With that definition in mind, I presented my son with some watercolor paints and a silhouette of a scarecrow. After painting his background he added silhouettes of other objects, too. It was a fun, festive art project to fill the afternoon!
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- Scarecrow Place Value Math from Sugar Aunts
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