Painting can be messy, I know. The wonderful thing about watercolours is mess is kept to a minimum, compared to regular children’s paints. Children from as little as 12 months can enjoy painting with supervision. My daughter enjoyed helping me with this post.
A cup of water
Paper towel (for absorbing excess water)
Piece of paper
Paint Brushes (it’s a good idea to have a few different sizes for variety and experimentation)
Art should be an expressive and fun activity; however, this doesn’t mean a little learning can’t be incorporated into the experience.
Basic brush techniques: Experiment with different ways of moving the brush. Example below.
Dry brush / Wet brush: Two different looks can be achieved by using a very wet brush or a relatively dry one. Example below.
Wet paper / Dry paper: Try wetting the paper before painting. This can provide an easy surface to belend colours.
Mixing colours – Now this is just plain fun. What colour combinations can you create?