Fingerpaint Silhouettes

Fingerpaint Silhouettes craft

Use shadow and light to fingerprint bright silhouettes. What fun with a friend! And there’s no mess with Crayola Color Wonder™!

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    Silhouettes are made with light to outline a person’s profile. Most shadow portraits are made with dark paper, but these are lots more colorful! Here’s how a friend and a grownup can team up to create a Fingerpaint Silhouette of you.

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    Ask an adult to help you tape Crayola Color Wonder™ Paper on a wall. (If the wall is wood, protect the surface with recycled newspaper.) Hang the paper as high as your head is when you stand sideways with one shoulder close to the wall. Ask the adult to shine a light (without a shade, or use a bright flashlight) on your face so it leaves a clear shadow on the paper.

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    Ask your friend to outline your portrait by tracing around your shadow with Crayola Color Wonder™ Fingerpaint. Now it’s your friend’s turn—and maybe the adult’s too! When everyone has a silhouette, carefully remove the paper from the wall.

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    Fill in the rest of the portraits and their backgrounds with more colors. Air-dry the fingerpaint.