Watercolor Techniques for Kids

Watercolor Projects Kids Love

Here are lots of watercolor techniques for children including salty watercolors, watercolor resist methods, and printing. In this collection, there are over 60 watercolor projects kids will love!

Watercolor Projects Kids Love - 50+ Watercolor Art Activities for Children

Watercolor paints are one of our family’s favorite art materials.

We’ve used them for everything from straight painting, to printing, doing watercolor resist activities, and multimedia art projects, as well as for various science experiments and dyeing a range of items.

Watercolor Paints for Kids

This post contains affiliate links.As for the watercolor paints themselves, we primarily use liquid watercolors (which we love, love, love) and watercolor paint palettes. But we also use a few other versions of watercolors including homemade!

Watercolor Projects Kids Love – Our Favorites!

Here are over 60 watercolor techniques and ideas for kids and families to explore together.

Watercolor Projects Kids Love - Favorite Art Activities with Watercolor Paints

Favorite Watercolor Projects 

Raised salt painting and shaving cream marbling are two all-time favorite art activities that we like to do with watercolors.

Watercolor Projects Kids Love - Blow Painting and Scribble Drawings

More Fun Watercolor Projects Kids Love

Scribble drawing & painting is easy, abstract, and meditative. Blow painting is silly and fun.

Experimenting with Different Techniques

Experiment with different watercolor techniques and effects… Try watercolors with salt, glue, or rubbing alcohol!

6 Watercolor Resist Techniques to Try

Watercolor Resist

Watercolor resist is a traditional favorite and there are lots of ways to do it!

Watercolor Projects Kids Love - Dot Art with Watercolor Paint

Dot Art with Watercolors

Dots and circles can be made with Q-tips, cotton balls, and painting with water then adding color.

Watercolor Projects Kids Love - Printmaking with Watercolor Paint

Printmaking with Watercolors

Watercolors work surprisingly well for printmaking art projects. Besides shaving cream marbling (shown above), here are a couple of other printing ideas that use watercolor paints.

Watercolor Projects Kids Love - Printmaking with Watercolor Paintve - Stained Glass with Watercolors

Stained Glass with Watercolors

Did you know you could give paper a stained glass look with watercolors and oil?!

cWatercolor Projects Kids Love - Using Watercolor Crayons and PencilWatercolor Projects Kids Love - Using Watercolor Crayons and Pencils

Using Watercolor Crayons and Pencils

Liquid watercolors and paint paint palettes aren’t the only materials you can use for watercolor “painting.” Try drawing with watercolor crayons or pencils, then brushing on water for a paint effect.

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