Who here has started their countdown to Spring? I’m sure I’m not the only one. But here in MN we really don’t have much to complain about. It’s been such a mild winter – heck, we even enjoyed a 55-degree Saturday yesterday.
The twins are loving this Spring-like weather. Yesterday we took out new rain boots (Thanks Grandma!) for a spin over by Lake Harriet to test out the puddles and indulge in some ice cream. Life. Is. Good.
We even managed to make (and photograph) an Easy Spring Watercolor Craft this week. The twins are really going through a painting phase. I swear, every day someone asks to do a craft or paint. This mommy isn’t complaining!
This Easy Spring Watercolor Craft is seriously so simple. It’s a great project for kids of all ages, as long as they can hold a paintbrush!
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Easy Spring Watercolor Craft – Supplies
- watercolor paper (I used a small tablet)
- white china marker grease pen – white crayon would work too
- masking tape
- paint brushes
- watercolor paint
Easy Spring Watercolor Craft – Instructions
Using the white grease pen, draw simple figures on sheets of watercolor paper. I will gladly admit that I did a Google image search for “simple spring drawings” for inspiration.
Tape each sheet of paper to your table. Make sure to tape well all the way around the paper, especially if you have little ones that may get carried away with paint. This will help keep your paper from warping.
Just a cute shot of Miss B “helping” with the tape.
Now it’s time to paint! We used 4 colors – red, yellow, green blue. Just paint over the paper, and watch your images appear.
Let your images dry before removing the tape. We also placed our stack of dried pictures under a heavy book for about 12 hours to help flatten the paper.
Easy Spring Watercolor Craft – The Outcome
We loved doing this project. The twins were so excited about giving their pictures to Grandma to take home and hang in her office.
This was such an easy project, I think we may repeat it for other seasons and holidays, so stay tuned!
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