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How to Paint Watercolor Flowers

by Jean Van't Hul
March 5, 2023

Paint watercolor flowers for a fun and relaxing watercolor activity. Paint dots then add designs to cut out or create your own stickers!

Updated March 2023

Watercolor doodle flowers are a fun & relaxing watercolor art activity for kids! We think these are great to create alone or with family & friends winding down together. (This idea was inspired by the watercolor flower doodles on Art is Basic.)

Here at The Artful Parent, we value process art (open-ended activities allowing kids to explore through art). This activity fits the bill as each child’s artwork will look different. And it’s a great one to revisit over and over again.

If you’re looking for more awesome watercolor activities for kids, try 12 Awesome Watercolor Art Activities for Kids. And don’t forget to snag the FREE printable guide as well!

Watercolor Art Activities for Kids - Doodle Flowers 5
Photo by Jean Van’t Hul



Time needed: 20 minutes

  1. Paint watercolor dots.

    First, paint a variety of small watercolor dots, splotches and brush prints all over your paper in different colors.

  2. Then add designs with crayons or colored pencils.

    After the paint dries, use crayons or colored pencils to turn the colorful dots into flowers. Next, draw petals, center designs, or other interesting patterns.

    Watercolor Doodle Flowers with colored pencils and watercolor paint set

  3. Now add paint for added watercolor details.

    Then add additional details with watercolors as well. You can even try this on a piece of sticker paper or large address labels to make your own stickers.

  4. Cut and glue watercolor doodle flowers.

    Simply cut out around each flower and glue onto a new piece of colored paper. Or peel and stick you using sticker paper.

    Watercolor doodle flowers on colored paper

More Watercolor Painting Ideas for Kids

Now don’t let the fun stop here! Below are a few art ideas we think your kids will enjoy. If you try one, please tag us on Instagram (#theartfulparent). We really enjoy seeing your family’s arts & crafts projects!

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