Cookie Cutter: Christmas Lights Painting

We did some Christmas lights a few years ago and loved it. Today we have a new twist on that painting with a mixed art Christmas Lights painting that different ages can do.

Christmas happens to be one of my favorite times of the year! I really enjoy having new art projects for us to do that add a fun Christmas to the house.

This is simple and easy to do and a mix of ages can do this art project.

Cookie Cutter: Christmas Lights Painting - super easy way to paint Christmas lights with watercolors and paint - 3Dinosaurs.com

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This is a fun new addition to the Christmas Activities on the site.

I love to pair these activities up with books! Yes, I make my older girls still read picture books. You can build skills by reading aloud to others.

We read the book How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (Classic Seuss). I love the different parts of the story. But I like how it takes all the trees and lights. But then gave them back.

It is fun when you can add a little reading with the craft!

This Christmas painting is a mix of watercolors and paint. You can have loads of fun by mixing the two together to make fun and different paintings

What you need to make the Christmas Lights Painting

Cookie Cutter: Christmas Lights Painting - super easy way to paint Christmas lights with watercolors and paint - 3Dinosaurs.com

How to make the Christmas Light Painting

There are all the steps we used to make the painting.

Making the Green Background

First, you start off by painting the background in a mix of greens.

We did this by first putting water on the watercolor paper. This paper is great because it has texture and is great for blending colors.

Cookie Cutter: Christmas Lights Painting - super easy way to paint Christmas lights with watercolors and paint - 3Dinosaurs.com

Then we started mixing the greens on the paper.

Cookie Cutter: Christmas Lights Painting - super easy way to paint Christmas lights with watercolors and paint - 3Dinosaurs.com

You can mix and blend the watercolors to make a really unique background. Everyone has their own take on the green and way it should look.

Cookie Cutter: Christmas Lights Painting - super easy way to paint Christmas lights with watercolors and paint - 3Dinosaurs.com

Making the Christmas Lights

Next, we got ready to paint the lights.

We put the paints in our paint tray. We had yellow, red, orange, blue and purple. We decided not to do green. We mixed black and white in the middle to make a dark gray color.

We used cotton balls on clothespins and q-tips for painting.

Cookie Cutter: Christmas Lights Painting - super easy way to paint Christmas lights with watercolors and paint - 3Dinosaurs.com

You hold the cookie cutter in place and then use the clothespin and cotton ball to paint inside the light. You want to make sure you hold is in place but is okay if it moves.

Cookie Cutter: Christmas Lights Painting - super easy way to paint Christmas lights with watercolors and paint - 3Dinosaurs.com

And then we used the dark gray color and a q-tip to paint the end of the light.

Cookie Cutter: Christmas Lights Painting - super easy way to paint Christmas lights with watercolors and paint - 3Dinosaurs.com

Then you repeat this with all the colors you want to use. We did wash the cookie cutters between colors.

Cookie Cutter: Christmas Lights Painting - super easy way to paint Christmas lights with watercolors and paint - 3Dinosaurs.com

In the final part of our painting, we made the string between the lights. I left it up to them how the string would look.

Cookie Cutter: Christmas Lights Painting - super easy way to paint Christmas lights with watercolors and paint - 3Dinosaurs.com

Here is a look at our Final Christmas Light Painting

Cookie Cutter: Christmas Lights Painting - super easy way to paint Christmas lights with watercolors and paint - 3Dinosaurs.com

Cookie Cutter: Christmas Lights Painting - super easy way to paint Christmas lights with watercolors and paint - 3Dinosaurs.com

Cookie Cutter: Christmas Lights Painting - super easy way to paint Christmas lights with watercolors and paint - 3Dinosaurs.com

Check out these other Christmas painting activities

Glitter Watercolor Christmas Lights Painting

Watercolor & Oil Pastels Christmas Trees

Watercolor Christmas Trees

Christmas Cookie Cutter Painting

Rudolph The Red Nose Watercolor & Oil Pastel Painting

Check out all the fun Christmas Printables & Christmas Activities on 3 Dinosaurs.

Christmas Printables - 3Dinosaurs.com

Cassie – 3Dinosaurs.com

Cookie Cutter: Christmas Lights Painting - super easy way to paint Christmas lights with watercolors and paint - 3Dinosaurs.com
Cookie Cutter: Christmas Lights Painting - super easy way to paint Christmas lights with watercolors and paint - 3Dinosaurs.com

About Cassie

Cassie is a mom of three stomping, romping, and roaring girls. She blogs about fun art and craft activities and printables she makes. She includes the odd review of products every now and then. She also blogs about the places that she has taken the girls called trip reviews. She has a few free printable pack for kids ages 2 to 8 and always adding more. She loves to get comments and feedback and always looking for new things to try or do with her girls.
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