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.
This is just plain fun. What colour combinations can you create?
More complex water painting projects
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