momstown has been exploring the beach all month but mostly sunny, daytime ideas. The idea of the sunset is one we had yet to create. Capture the beauty of the sunset in this painting exercise – all aged kids will love and appreciate this art project.
Our paintings were inspired by pictures my kids brought home from camp at the Southampton Art School - great paintings with the local lighthouse featured. We created our own versions here! All my kids participated (ages 5, 3, 1) and each painting was beautiful and nice enough to give as gifts for vacation momentos.
- Mini Canvas (pick up a pack of 3 for a buck at the dollar store)
- Variety of (tempra) paints (we usedregular paints, fingers & brushes and also these great paint filled brushes)
- Black foam or construction paper, scissors and white glue
Paint a “sunset” and be creative! Kids art is often much better than adults – try to pick out which one of these canvas pictures was mine and which were ones by the kids. Their free flowing random painting made much better sunsets than mine!
Once dry create a shape for the seashore – sailboat, lighthouse… anything that would be in the shadow along the horizon. Glue onto the canvas.
Hang or display your works of art – and they ARE works of art! Great examples of how kids artwork can be really beautiful.