Here’s a favourite idea from our kids painting archive, introducing children to watercolour painting and trying out a whole new – and rather exciting! – way of using it.
Watercolour painting with kids
Watercolour painting can produce beautiful effects, and the technique we’re trying today uses a wet on wet technique for really exciting movement of the paint.
The basic wet on wet technique is just what it sounds – using wet waterpaints on a paper which is also wet.
We used a wide paint brush to sweep plenty of water over our paper and then added watercolour paint with a smaller brush. The children dabbed, made wide strokes and swirled the watercolour paints and watched the magic happen.
‘Look, mummy – the paint moves!’
As the wet watercolour paint hits the already wet surface it spreads and swirls and creates interactive pictures the children can add to but can’t completely control. Paint magic!
Have you tried this watercolour painting technique with your children?
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