Today I'm looking back at the watercolor projects we've done over the past couple of years. So many! Besides just plain painting, that is, which we've also done plenty of. Watercolors are easily one of my top favorite art materials for little kids!
We use liquid watercolorsand watercolors in tubes, as well as the good ole watercolor cakes. Liquid watercolors are my favorite, but they all work well. For paper, we generally order watercolor paperfrom Discount School Supply, which is relatively inexpensive. You can also use mat board remnants from frame shops (free!) or the matte side of poster board (super cheap).
Here are the watercolor art projects:
Pictured above (clockwise from upper left) are various watercolor resists:
- Rubber cement and watercolors
- Watercolors and melted crayon shavings
- Watercolors over melted crayon drawings
- Contact paper and watercolors
Above are the summery flowers and butterflies:
- Butterflies made with coffee filters and liquid watercolors
- Leaf and flower prints made with saran wrap
- Flower printing with watercolor stamp pads
And other extra fun things to do with watercolors:
- Shaving cream marbling
- Watercolors and saran wrap
- Watercolor painting over tissue paper collage
- Salty watercolors
What else? I'd love to hear about other ways you use watercolors! I'm always looking for new ideas to try. As you can see (as if you didn't know already!), I am an art project junkie. New projects and new materials make me so happy!
This is one of a series of themed round-up posts on great art activities we've enjoyed at The Artful Parent. I've also done round-ups on tempera paint ideas, on felt boards, on suncatchers and stained glass, on printmaking for kids, on homemade art materials, and on nature art ideas.
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