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
(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.)
Fill your paper with a big scribble of overlapping and intersecting lines and swirls.
Paint the sections of your scribble drawing with watercolor paint. Easy peasy!
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.
More Scribble Drawing Ideas and Resources
- Creativity in Therapy :: Scribble Drawings for Relaxation (on Creativity in Therapy)
- Large-Scale Sidewalk Scribble Drawing with Chalk (on Almost Unschoolers)
- Scribble Drawing Abstract Art with Markers (on No Time for Flash Cards)
- Doodle Drawings on Index Cards (on Scrumdilly-Do!)
- How to Play The Scribble Drawing Game (on The Artful Parent)
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