Creating something beautiful that gets used is just the best in my book. These painted crowns will do just that. Kids can paint a colorful paper crown and then let it inspire a day of imaginative play.
Oil pastels and watercolors are always a dynamic pair and this snowflake design is no exception. One part science and one part oil pastel resist magic add up to sweet, cool colored snowflakes designs to brighten up any winter day!
Watercolors paints supply the cool color scheme and old fashioned paper doilies provide a delicate touch to this winter scene painting and mixed media collage.
Cut paper snowflakes are a classic winter activity. They are so pretty, last for the entire winter, and are great for scissor skills. These doily snowflakes add two extra layers of interest; dreamy watercolor colors and the extra laciness provided by the doilies.
I just love this easy abstract art idea for kids. No pressure to make a piece of art look “real” or like a neighbor’s artwork. Creating a piece of art that doesn’t have to look like anything in particular is a joy at any age! This super simple abstract watercolor painting process produces can’t fail, brilliant results!
This coffee filter snowflake project is perfect for the winter season. While Santa Claus and Christmas trees are only appropriate in December these snowflakes celebrate the beauty of the entire winter season! Coffee filters plus watercolors paints or even plain old food coloring will get you started!
This mixed media winter collage provides experience with watercolor techniques, tearing, cutting, gluing, and printmaking. Layering all of these processes into one artwork creates a finished artwork that looks more sophisticated than any of the simple parts of which it’s made!
I’m all for free form, creative process art. In fact most of my lessons are very open ended. But I also believe it’s good for kids to learn some basic tools or skills that they can then use in their own art in their own way. This pine tree tutorial includes a few simple directed drawing steps plus the fun addition of color using the super simple (and not messy) paint with markers technique.