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Ballerina Silhouette

If you’re looking for a free printable ballerina silhouette we have 3 different versions you can choose from. There are so many fun ways you can craft with these ballerina silhouettes!

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Ballerina Silhouette

Free Printable Ballerina Silhouette

We used coffee filters to decorate the ballerina’s tutus but you can use cupcake liners, craft tulle or even tissue paper. You can frame the art and place it up in a nursery or kids room or just have fun making this easy ballerina craft!

We love how simple these are to make! They can be customized to be any color you like. We love the watercolor look but you can paint with regular paint or color with pencils, pastels or crayons.

This is an easy craft for kids to do and they will love painting the coffee filters.

Ballerina Silhouette Free Printable

To make this ballerina silhouette craft, you can choose from one of three ballerina silhouette free printables.

You can get the free printables at the bottom of the post.

Watch the Video Tutorial

Here are the 3 silhouette templates: 

Ballerina Dancer Silhouette

Supplies Needed to Make a Ballerina Silhouette Craft

Ballerina Craft

How to Make a Ballerina Silhouette Craft

1. First, print off the ballerina silhouette templates on your white cardstock.

You can get the free printables at the bottom of the post.

2. Once you have your print-outs, apply a light color wash to your paper and then let this dry.

You can use regular watercolors or we prefer liquid watercolors. With liquid watercolors you can use just a little drop with water and dilute the drop of color as much as you want.

3. While your paper is drying, you can decorate your coffee filters with watercolors.

Lay out some wax paper to protect your surface for this step. Apply two different color watercolors to each coffee filter. You can paint with brushes or use droppers to drop the colors on the coffee filters.

We mixed red & yellow, blue & purple, and red and blue on each coffee filter:

Coffee Filter Ballerina

4. Your coffee filters will need to dry overnight.

Let them dry on a paper towel over your wax paper.

5. Once dry, fold over until you get a triangle shape.

Then cut off the tip to match the size of where you are going to place the ballerina’s tutu.

Ballerina Craft for Kids

6. Get another coffee filter and make it the same size.

Coffee Filter Ballerina Craft

7. Now glue the coffee filters to your paper and you’re done!

We left the top coffee filter flat but you can also flare this a little bit to create a more ruffled look.

We love the 3D effect of the coffee filters. Which one is your favorite?

Get the Free Printable Ballerina Silhouette Templates

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4 comments on “Ballerina Silhouette”

    1. The Best Ideas for Kids

      Just regular white glue is fine or if you want it to hold better, an extra strong white glue by Elmers is good.

  1. Neale Dunn

    I subscribed twice yesterday to get newsletters. I haven’t received an email, nor the template for the ballerina’s. They are adorable and want to make them with my Grandaughters.

    Can you please confirm my subscription?

    1. The Best Ideas for Kids

      Hi Neale – we just sent you an email. Check your “other” folders to make sure it didn’t end up being filtered out.

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