Christmas Arts and Crafts for Kids. Silhouette Pictures (Vytynanka) for Holiday Decoration

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Today holiday ideas are about Christmas arts and crafts for kids. On the eve of the New Year we are thinking about the decoration of our homes with garlands, snowflakes, wadding pompons on a string reminding snowdrifts and, surely, vytynankas on the windows and fir-trees. These decoration things are notably dear to us if they are handmade containing the warmth of our hands and the desire of our hearts.

Silhouette Pictures (Vytynanka) for Holiday Decoration


Christmas Arts and Crafts for Kids. Silhouette Pictures (Vytynanka) for Holiday Decoration

Vytynanka is a kind of art of paper cutting that came to us from the 9th century from China. Apropos, vytynanka decorates not only windows, but also walls, school boards, mirrors. Everything depends on the size of the template of the chosen silhouette picture: the bigger the template the more place it needs. Little vytykankas can be used as Christmas tree toys or as a decor for chandeliers. For creating them thick cardboard and threads, not paper, are used.

You'll Need:


— white paper A4, colored paper or cardboard,
— stationery knife or nail scissors,
— pencil,
— board for cutting.

For sticking vytynankas it's better to use suds so as not to damage the windows and remove the pictures easily.

How to Decorate the Windows


In the lower part of the window it's better to place such vytynankas as snowdrifts, winter scenery, children, houses, fir-trees and snowmen.

The upper part of it can be decorated with snowflakes, Christmas stars, angels, fir branches and Christmas ornaments.

Christmas Arts and Crafts for Kids. Silhouette Pictures (Vytynanka) for Holiday Decoration

Christmas Arts and Crafts for Kids. Silhouette Pictures (Vytynanka) for Holiday Decoration

If you have just started to master the technique of cutting silhouette pictures from paper, it's better in the beginning to use the simpliest templates of vytynankas. Below are given the photos of different templates of vytynankas that can be made on your own by printing and increasing their size.

Christmas Arts and Crafts for Kids. Silhouette Pictures (Vytynanka) for Holiday Decoration

Christmas Arts and Crafts for Kids. Silhouette Pictures (Vytynanka) for Holiday Decoration

Christmas Arts and Crafts for Kids. Silhouette Pictures (Vytynanka) for Holiday Decoration

Christmas Arts and Crafts for Kids. Silhouette Pictures (Vytynanka) for Holiday Decoration

Christmas Arts and Crafts for Kids. Silhouette Pictures (Vytynanka) for Holiday Decoration

Christmas Arts and Crafts for Kids. Silhouette Pictures (Vytynanka) for Holiday Decoration

Christmas Arts and Crafts for Kids. Silhouette Pictures (Vytynanka) for Holiday Decoration

Christmas Arts and Crafts for Kids. Silhouette Pictures (Vytynanka) for Holiday Decoration

Christmas Arts and Crafts for Kids. Silhouette Pictures (Vytynanka) for Holiday Decoration

Christmas Arts and Crafts for Kids. Silhouette Pictures (Vytynanka) for Holiday Decoration

Christmas Arts and Crafts for Kids. Silhouette Pictures (Vytynanka) for Holiday Decoration

Christmas Arts and Crafts for Kids. Silhouette Pictures (Vytynanka) for Holiday Decoration

Christmas Arts and Crafts for Kids. Silhouette Pictures (Vytynanka) for Holiday Decoration

You can decorate your room with a hanging mobil made from vytynankas of moon and angels.

Christmas Arts and Crafts for Kids. Silhouette Pictures (Vytynanka) for Holiday Decoration

Not only windows, but also articles of furniture can be decorated with silhouette pictures.

Christmas Arts and Crafts for Kids. Silhouette Pictures (Vytynanka) for Holiday Decoration

Pay attention to the fabulous applique pictures in the technique of vytynanka that can be cut and made for decorating the walls in your room.

Christmas Arts and Crafts for Kids. Silhouette Pictures (Vytynanka) for Holiday Decoration

Christmas Arts and Crafts for Kids. Silhouette Pictures (Vytynanka) for Holiday Decoration

Lovely Christmas cards are also made in the technique of paper cutting.

Christmas Arts and Crafts for Kids. Silhouette Pictures (Vytynanka) for Holiday Decoration

Christmas ornaments in vytynanka technique look beautiful! They are cut from cardboard of one color and glued onto the cardboard of the other.

Christmas Arts and Crafts for Kids. Silhouette Pictures (Vytynanka) for Holiday Decoration

Dear friends,
Good luck in creating thse and your own vytynankas!

Happy Christmas and New Year!

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