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Watercolor Dinosaur Canvas

Watercolor painting dates back as far as prehistoric humans painting caves! Practice this ancient painting technique to create a prehistoric creature – a dinosaur!

 

 

Did you know… Dinosaurs walked the earth for over 165 million years?

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Materials



Canvas
Watercolor Paint
Paint Brushes
Acrylic Paint

Scissors

Pencil

Glue

Instructions



Step  1.

Gather your materials. For this project, you will need watercolor or thick cardstock paper, a watercolor palette and brush. You will also need scissors and a pencil, as well as a canvas and acrylic paint to paint your scene!

Step  1.

Gather your materials. For this project, you will need watercolor or thick cardstock paper, a watercolor palette and brush. You will also need scissors and a pencil, as well as a canvas and acrylic paint to paint your scene!

Step  2.

Print our downloadable dinosaur template (above), then cut it out and trace it onto watercolor paper.

Step  2.

Print our downloadable dinosaur template (above), then cut it out and trace it onto watercolor paper.

Step  3.

Paint the dinosaur using watercolor paints. Don’t worry about staying inside the lines – mix colors and have fun!

Step  3.

Paint the dinosaur using watercolor paints. Don’t worry about staying inside the lines – mix colors and have fun!

Step  4.

Let your watercolor dry, then cut out the dinosaur shape.

Step  4.

Let your watercolor dry, then cut out the dinosaur shape.

Step  5.

If you want, you can use acrylic or tempera paints to paint a prehistoric scene on a canvas, then glue your dinosaur on to display!

Step  5.

If you want, you can use acrylic or tempera paints to paint a prehistoric scene on a canvas, then glue your dinosaur on to display!

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