Friday, July 13, 2012

Getting Creative with Watercolors



Today we are being featured at one of our favorite places 
You can check out one of our favorite art projects for our little friends. The end product is amazing and one of a kind! Perfect to adorn any wall in in your home.

Watercolors are a classroom favorite for us. They allow children to be expressive and let their inner artist shine. At Simply Sprout we love to encourage kids to roll up their sleeves and get a little messy. So what better way to spend a rainy afternoon than by creating a little art for your walls using watercolors. We promise even the littlest hands can help you create something frame worthy for your home.

Start off by gathering some materials:
Scrapbook stickers in various styles
White construction paper
Craft paint / brushes/ small containers to hold paint
stickers

To get ready, use shallow containers and add a little craft paint*, dilute with water.
*Using craft paint helps to give you more vibrant colors.
Have your little one help you come up with a phrase or saying (depending on the age you might need to help with this). Have them help you identify the letters and stick them into the correct order on their construction paper. Once your layout is complete encourage your child to paint their paper using the watercolors (diluted paint). Allow to dry. Peel off the stickers to reveal their masterpiece.





 

1 comments:

  1. Love these! This is something I'd love to try with my daughter!! :)

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