We are desperately trying to hold on to the last remaining days of our (very poor) British summer this year, but the days are definitely getting shorter and there is quite a chill in the mornings and evenings, signalling Autumn is certainly moving in!
I thought to bring a little sunshine back into our homes, it would be a nice idea to make some sunset pictures. They look so pretty and are really effective!
You will need – paper, paints in blue and sunset colours, paintbrush, black paper and glue.
To make our sunset pictures, my little ones started with a plain piece of paper each and painted some sunset colours in horizontal strips across their paper. (Make sure you leave enough space at the bottom of the page to paint the sea). My son and daughter used yellow, red, orange and purple colours for their pictures.
Next they painted the sea at the bottom of the paper. My little boy loves painting big waves and fishes in the sea on his picture!
I then helped the kids cut out a couple of boat shapes from black paper. Once the paintings are dry, glue down your boat shapes and ta-da! – beautiful, sunset pictures!