This winter we were very into our art (notice the use of ‘were’ – I am full out ignoring the fact that it is still snowing outside). One material that saw a lot of use – in many different ways was watercolors. We tried out so many different watercolor painting ideas! I love these particular watercolor techniques because they are great for kids of all ages.
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We tried many of these 32 watercolor techniques and ideas – and they were great for my little and big kids! Don’t have watercolors on hand? Check out these watercolor paints – perfect for little artists.
Here are 32 Watercolor Painting Ideas for Kids
watercolors and crayon resist – This is a classic! Simple and straight forward – and could be used in so many ways! We made a beautiful winter landscape.
watercolor with coffee filters – Hands on As we Grow. These are gorgeous for spring! What a lovely way to brighten up a room.
Watercolor, Glue, and Salt – Sweet Happy Life. The process is fantastic – and look at this end result!! Gorgeous!
Watercolor on Board Books – Creative with kids. What a fantastic way to re-purpose!
Watercolor paint and cling wrap – Picklebums. We tried this watercolor painting technique and it’s so much fun – it was great fun for even my littlest artist!
Watercolor wet-on-wet technique – Nurturestore. I actually used this watercolor technique in my Kindergarten classroom a few years ago – it is so neat!
Watercolors and stamps – Balzer designs. This technique we have not yet tried, but it is on our to do list. Simply water, stamps, and watercolors! Awesome.
Watercolors and Bubbles – Art Ideas Crafts. We are saving this one to try outside this spring. I know it will be a huge hit!
Watercolor Silhouettes – Prudent Baby. These look so gorgeous, and you could use so many different silhouettes.
Watercolor and Flower Prints – Lil Sugar. This one is fantastic. I love creating with nature.
Watercolor and Doilies – Whatever … (Meg Duerksen). What a beautiful watercolor painting idea! I love the picture of these strung up in the window.
Watercolors on Pinecones – Sara’s Art House. Another Sara with a weakness for Pine Cones perhaps … LOVE.
Watercolor Pour Painting – Housing a Forest. We have done pour painting on planters before, but not with watercolors – what a neat technique!
Watercolors and Tape – Willowday. This would be beautiful for wrapping presents!
Watercolors and ‘Drippy Splashy’ Process Art – Artchoo. These watercolor ideas – with drippy and splashy techniques – are fantastic examples of process art!
Watercolor Symmetry – Sweet Paul Make. This symmetrical art is so pretty, and full of learning too!
Watercolor sticker resist – Tinkerlab. This is another classic watercolor technique. Perfect for very young artists!
Watercolor and Oil – Babble Dabble Do. I think this watercolor technique may be one of my very favorites. A lovely process and super cool result.
Watercolor and Magic Milk – Life Lesson Plans. Magic milk with watercolors. Super cool.
Watercolors on contact paper – My Little 3 and Me. These are such beautiful suncatchers!
Crystallizing Watercolors – Fun at Home with Kids. Love when science and art combines to create beauty!
Watercolor Eruptions – Blog Me Mom. This is another awesome science and art combination – and PURE AWESOME!
Watercolor Painting with Salt – we shared this watercolor painting idea with you yesterday. So simple, and really pretty!
Watercolor on Salt Dough – Watercolors are awesome for painting on salt dough!
I hope you check out some of these neat ideas – art is an amazing outlet for so many kids. I have gotten much better at focusing on the process when doing art with my little ones. These watercolor painting ideas are excellent for focusing on process!