Create Gorgeous & Abstract Scribble Drawings with Watercolors

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Combine scribble drawings with watercolors for a relaxing art activity that has beautiful results. A great process art activity for kids and adults alike!

Create Gorgeous & Abstract Scribble Drawings with Watercolors

The kids and I did some scribble drawings the other day, and then filled the spaces with watercolor paints.

It was fun, simple, abstract, and even meditative. Almost like zentangle in painting form. And the results were beautiful!

I came across the idea here, kind of a random Pinterest thing, and gave it a try immediately. Some of you said that you did this activity growing up or with classes, so I guess it’s one of those oldies but goodies that just wasn’t on my radar.

Scribble Drawings with Watercolor Paint

Scribble Drawings with Watercolor Paint

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(Note: We did this on regular-sized (8 1/2 x 11 inch) paper the first time. Then we tried a couple large ones on poster board.)

INSTRUCTIONS

Scribble Drawing

1. Scribble

Fill your paper with a big scribble drawing of overlapping and intersecting lines and swirls.

Scribble Drawing Art with Watercolors

2. Paint

Paint the sections of your scribble drawing with watercolor paint. Easy peasy!

Scribble Drawing Art with Watercolors

Take your time with this. Do it to music or sit and talk quietly together while you do this simple art activity.

I recommend giving this a try with your kids! Just do a round of scribble drawings, then break out the watercolor paints.  It truly is simple yet the process is soothing and the results are beautiful.

Create Gorgeous & Abstract Scribble Drawings with Watercolors

You can also do scribble drawings with markers, crayons, or just about any art materials.

More Scribble Drawing Ideas and Resources

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3 Comments

  • Reply
    Anna Taylor
    September 7, 2015 at 3:55 pm

    Beautiful pictures – love the tray to do it all on too!

    • Reply
      Jean Van't Hul
      September 8, 2015 at 5:18 am

      Thanks, Anna! I got those trays from Ikea and they are great for art!

  • Reply
    HannahD
    October 5, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    Been following your page for a few short months and only just have come across this blog post. Pretty cool. and I am finding it funny that I have just spent the last 10 months creating some art with my 3/4 yr old in a very similar way (I drew she scribbled and I did the colouring in) for my blog..too funny.

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