Watercolors and Saran Wrap with the Art Group

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Watercolors and Saran Wrap

We did the watercolors and saran wrap project with the art group yesterday. This is Thalia's, above.

Watercolors and Saran Wrap

We had some success using bubble wrap in place of the saran wrap. This one is Nathan's. I think I prefer the randomness of the saran wrap designs although this is fun, too. Next time I might cut out small pieces of various sized bubble wrap (big bubbles, small bubbles) rather than one large sheet of bubble wrap.

Watercolors and Saran Wrap

And here's one Maia did with the back of the bubble wrap. I also brought out drinking straws and rubber bands to lay across the watercolors for different effects, but the kids were ready to move on after the saran wrap and bubble wrap. Maybe next time.

Watercolors and Saran Wrap

Yesterday we said goodbye to Henry and his family. They've been part of the art group since the very beginning, but are now heading off to other parts of the country for a few months while his Daddy does some training. We'll miss them! Henry's wearing my happy traveling gift–a truck t-shirt for a boy who loves trucks.

Update: We've also done leaf prints with this saran wrap technique.



 
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  1. says

    We tried this at home bcs it looked so cool when you did it, but we didn’t get very good results. The watercolor paper we used seemed to absorb the watercolors very quickly so there weren’t enough puddles to work with or something. What kind of paper did you use?

  2. says

    I just thought I would let you know what we have been doing with our saran wrap watercolors after the getting the idea from here. We used thick watercolor paper to make them, and then cut them into squares, adding inspirational quote on top and handing them out as spontaneous gifts to people.
    Thanks for all the good ideas!