Desert Sunset Paintings | Still Playing School

Desert Sunset Paintings

Our kids' desert sunset paintings turned out fantastic! They are so proud of their artwork and all they learned about deserts as we worked on this watercolor technique. 

Kids can paint a desert sunset with watercolors

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As we studied the desert, we looked at pictures of the beautiful sunsets. We thought about how we could recreate these through art. 

Recently our preschooler has been interested in making horizontal lines from left to right which is great for prewriting practice! (He made his grandmother a drawing of  "snakes" like this for her birthday. She's terrified of snakes.)

We used yellow construction paper while discussing what colors we saw in the sunset and how they blend together. 

Our older daughter experimented with mixing the watercolors as she painted. This is really the perfect art project for all ages! 

When the paint was dry we glued on a landscape and a few cacti using black construction paper and glue sticks. What do you think of their work?

More Desert Ideas for Preschool:
Desert Sand Alphabet Writing Tray by Mom Inspired Life

Desert Animal Cut and Paste Sort by Learning 2 Walk

Desert Animal Game for Preschoolers by Life Over C’s

Desert Animal Writing Prompt by The Educators' Spin On It

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  1. Going to prep this project for my little one today! Thanks for the inspiration

  2. Lovely idea! They turned out so beautiful!