Watercolor paints are some of the most accessible art materials out there. Any dollar store or grocery store carries them. Clean up is minimal. Two wins, right? What if I told you I have nine watercolor techniques for your kiddos to try that will bring new life to that tray of dried up watercolor paints? Explore texture and color through watercolor for kids!
This weaving could just as easily be done with construction paper or even recycled old art work. But bright spring colors, a few simple watercolor techniques, and freshly painted Easter egg shapes make this paper weaving project really shine!
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.
Ahhh, there’s something totally magical about snowflakes. It doesn’t matter how you feel about the general cold state of winter- if you slow down to look at an individual snowflake it’s a miraculous little work of art. Today we’re going to use wax paper cut snowflakes to make amazing prints in watercolor- catching all the little details!
I’m not a baker but I do appreciate a good cookie decorating video. They’re mesmerizing, am I right? This watercolor resist spiderweb painting uses a traditional cookie decorating technique to create a glue spiderweb perfect for painting over.