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Easy Watercolor Painting For Kids

Watercolor Painting For Kids

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This easy watercolor art project for kids is mesmerizing to make as well! Kids will love seeing the colors blend together and make beautiful art!

We have the cutest, colorful watercolor painting craft for the kids to make this spring!  This colorful, simple watercolor activity can easily be set up for the kids at any time during the day. We used washable watercolor magic liquid watercolors and watercolor paper, as it works best to absorb the watercolor.

What do you need to make this kids’ watercolor painting?

You’ll just need a few supplies, including liquid watercolors, which have a much more vibrant color hue to them, watercolor paper and pipette droppers.

The options for your picture are endless. Some great ideas for spring include a flower like we painted, a tree with new blooms, baby bird, or the the letters SPRING, A sun, umbrella, watering can, plant, or rain cloud are some other fun spring themes! 

The kids will want to make more than one, so make sure you have multiple pieces of watercolor paper and pictures handy.

Watercolor Painting For Kids

Watercolor Painting For Kids

What can you do with your colorful watercolor picture?

Once it’s fully dry, the picture would be very cute as refrigerator art, a gift for a friend, teacher or bus driver, or even a gift for grandma and grandpa.

You could also frame your art print and and it up for spring decor! 

What inspired this watercolor art for kids?

My friend and preschool art teacher Kristian from @friendsartlab on Instagram inspired this fun art activity! Make sure to check out her feed for more fun ideas for little artists! 

Watercolor Painting For Kids – Materials:

Liquid Watercolors

Fine Permanent Marker, Pen or Pencil

Watercolor Paper

Pipette Droppers

Paintbrush

Mixing Cups/Bowls

Water

Watercolor Painting For Kids

Watercolor Painting For Kids

Watercolor Painting For Kids

INSTRUCTIONS:

Step 1. Draw your picture/design onto watercolor paper. There are some very cute clip art ideas online, and you could even create a whole spring scene if you’d like.

Step 2. In separate mixing bowls or cups, add liquid watercolors and a separate pipette dropper for each color.

Step 3. Fill a separate jar or glass with water.

Step 4. Using your paintbrush, brush a good amount of water onto your picture, inside your outline.

Step 4. Squeeze and fill the pipette dropper with liquid watercolor and drop onto water on the picture. Using the other colors, drop additional watercolors onto the picture design. Try to stay within the outline where you brushed on water.

Step 5. Let the print dry before hanging or placing vertical.

Easy Watercolor Painting For Kids

Easy Watercolor Painting For Kids
This easy watercolor art project for kids is mesmerizing to make as well! Kids will love seeing the colors blend together and make beautiful art!

Materials

  • Liquid Watercolors
  • Fine Permanent Marker, Pen or Pencil
  • Watercolor Paper
  • Pipette Droppers
  • Paintbrush
  • Mixing Cups/Bowls
  • Water

Instructions

    Step 1. Draw your picture/design onto watercolor paper. There are some very cute clip art ideas online, and you could even create a whole spring scene if you'd like.

Step 2. In separate mixing bowls or cups, add liquid watercolors and a separate pipette dropper for each color.

Step 3. Fill a separate jar or glass with water.

Step 4. Using your paintbrush, brush a good amount of water onto your picture, inside your outline.

Step 4. Squeeze and fill the pipette dropper with liquid watercolor and drop onto water on the picture. Using the other colors, drop additional watercolors onto the picture design. Try to stay within the outline where you brushed on water.

Step 5. Let the print dry before hanging or placing vertical.

Watercolor Painting For Kids

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