Flower Printing with Liquid Watercolors

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Flower Printing with Liquid Watercolors

Here's yet another way to use the amazing liquid watercolors… Flower and leaf printing. We did this yesterday for art group and it was a big hit with everyone from the 1 1/2 year old to the 10 year old — probably would be for the adults too if they were ever given a turn at the art table. We used blank stamp pads from Discount School Supply (thanks Julie Liddle for the suggestion!) with liquid watercolor "ink" added. They worked perfectly! We didn't get quite the level of detail that we got leaf printing with the regular black ink stamp pads, but they sure are beautiful and a lot easier for little kids to work with.

Flower Printing with Liquid Watercolors

Flower Printing with Liquid Watercolors

Flower Printing with Liquid Watercolors

Flower Printing with Liquid Watercolors

Another nice thing about these stamp pads is that they are reusable. As the ink dries out, you just squirt on more liquid watercolor.

I also think you could make your own blank stamp pad fairly easily and quickly with a piece of felt (white will show off the color best) set in a dish or recycled styrofoam tray. A few paper towel sheets might work okay as well. Just add the liquid watercolor of your choice (or even try with other paint).

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  1. says

    These are GREAT. I am going to try this later today with the felt idea — I’ll let you know how it goes. I love the way you are always incorporating nature into the artwork, it is so nice to have the two tied together in a way that is accessible for the kids.

  2. says

    Yes, please let me know how it goes with the make-your-own felt stamp pad! The pads I bought from DSS looked like they were basically a piece of white felt glued to the bottom of a plastic dish.

  3. says

    Beautiful! I am so glad you did this post. I have been eying those liquid watercolors for sometime. I think you just sold me! I love the colors and how vibrant they are. These would make beautiful cards. Love all that you do with your kids! Thanks :-)

  4. says

    I really enjoy your blog, the projects and tips are great. I luv crafting and creating with my kids and to find new ways to spend our time together is ever so priceless. Thanks.

  5. thecrayonbox says

    These are so beautiful! These would make great gifts for grandparents and excellent wrapping paper! Thanks again for a great idea!