Try this gorgeous winter tree silhouette art project with the kids! Paint with watercolors and use black glue a watercolor resist medium to create colorful winter tree art. Make this gorgeous winter tree painting today!
Working with black glue and watercolor paints is a process-oriented way for children to practice working with watercolors while they learn about color mixing and the science of resist mediums.
Make some winter tree art with black glue and watercolors with your children today!
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How to Make A Winter Tree Silhouette with Black Glue
Creating winter tree silhouette art with black glue is super easy!
We like to spend one-day using black glue to draw winter trees, and another day to paint them. This both allows time for the black glue to dry and gives children an opportunity to spend time creating two types of art. A winter tree silhouette with black glue on the first day, and a color-filled watercolor painting on the second!
Scroll down for the winter tree art supply list and the step by step directions to create winter tree silhouette art.
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Winter Tree Art Project Supplies
- White glue
- Black acrylic paint
- Watercolor paper or cardstock (heavyweight works best)
- Stockmar watercolors OR watercolor paint pallet OR liquid watercolors
- 3/4 – 1 1/2 inch flat wash watercolor brush
- or flat wash watercolor brush set
Winter Tree Silhouette Art Project Step by Step Directions
Step 1 – Make Black Glue
How to make Black Glue:
Making black glue is simple and does not need to be measured. All you need to do is mix white glue with black acrylic paint to make black glue. We make our black glue by adding both ingredients to an old white glue bottle. Just shake it up to mix, and squeeze it out to use!
We are constantly adding a mixture of white glue and black acrylic paint to our “black glue bottle” to make more for all of the black glue art projects we have created.
A little black paint goes a long way so you don’t need much. We never measure and it always turns out fine!
Don’t worry about making your “black glue” look black. Because white glue dries clear, black glue will often appear grey until it is completely dry.
Step 2 – Draw a Winter Tree
Draw a winter tree on watercolor paper or heavyweight cardstock. You can use a pencil to draw a winter tree first and then trace it with black glue, or use black glue to draw the tree directly onto the paper, up to you!
Allow your black glue winter tree silhouette art to dry overnight. The black glue will not resist watercolor paint unless it is completely dry. We like to spend one-day making winter tree silhouettes, and another day painting them.
Step 3 – Paint Winter Tree Art
Invite children to paint the winter trees they drew the day before.
Allow your children to use and paint with any color that they would like to give them an opportunity to learn about and experience color. Working with watercolors is a process-oriented way for children to learn about color mixing in art. For more information check out wet-on-wet watercolor painting.
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Winter Tree Silhouette Art Project Video Tutorial
Play the video below to see my daughter’s winter tree painting!
More Black Glue Watercolor Resist Art Projects for Kids
Head on over to have a look at all of the other watercolor black glue resist art projects we have created for even more black glue and watercolor paint fun!
- Black Glue Rose Watercolor Resist Art Project
- Starfish Black Glue Watercolor Art Project
- Under the Sea Black Glue Art Projects
- Fall Leaves Black Glue Watercolor Resist Art
Silhouette Winter Tree Painting
We hope you enjoy painting winter trees with your children!
Don’t forget to pop over to have a look at this amazing collection of winter art projects and painting ideas.
You may also like to have a look at this cute collection of Valentine’s Day art projects.
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