Photo by Jamie Alexander
In our house, we are pretty serious about crafting. To be honest, I’m not really all that crafty. I Google a lot of things and recently, I’ve been stumbled across a really great artist on TikTok that shows some really fun and easy art projects for kids, including watercolor. (If you are on TikTok or Instagram, follow her! @Andrea.Nelson.Art)
She introduced us to this fun project and it couldn’t be easier! I will admit that getting into watercolor can be a little more expensive than some of our other projects we show in the magazine, but it’s so worth it. The kids and I are doing it together and it’s just as fun for me as it is for them. (And trust me, I am not an artist!)
What you will need:
›› watercolor paper
›› water color paintbrushes
›› watercolor paint (All of these can be found at Walmart, but we got ours at Hobby Lobby.)
›› white glue
›› black acrylic paint
Here’s what you will do:
›› Sketch out an animal, flower — or really anything you want — on the watercolor paper.
›› Mix black acrylic paint in a bottle of white glue. If it’s a new bottle, dump a little glue out first. The amount you add depends on the amount of glue in the bottle. Just kept adding until the glue turns completely black.
›› Outline your sketch with the glue and let dry. This will take a few hours.
Final step — watercolor! Don’t stick to typical colors. Make this bright and happy! Experiment with splatters to add fun detail.
›› Before you give this a try, I highly encourage you to check out Andrea.Nelson.Art on TikTok or Instagram. She is incredible! Watching her is almost like an at-home art class for you and your kids.
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