DIY Winter Watercolor Art
Create a wintery scene with the My First Watercolor Kit! This project is a simple and fun introduction to watercolor paints for toddlers and preschoolers. The My First Watercolor kit is perfectly designed for younger artists with short brushes and a large paint palette for them to use to create their masterpieces! Read below for the step-by-step tutorial.
- My First Watercolor Kit
- Watercolor paper
- White crayon (optional)
- White washable paint
- A pencil with an eraser
- White paper
- Black and white photo of you
- Glue stick
How to Make It
Using the paints and brushes from your My First Watercolor Kit, paint a piece of watercolor paper. You can choose to paint your paper with any colors you want! We used blue and purple and practiced blending them. You also have the option to use white crayon to create some snowflakes in your painting. If you want to do this, draw on your watercolor paper with the crayon BEFORE you paint. As you paint over the crayon it will resist the paint and reveal your drawings!
Once your watercolor has dried, you can add the finishing touches to your scene. First, rip a piece of white paper down the middle. Ripping paper is a great way for toddlers to strengthen their hand muscles as they create art! Use a glue stick to glue your ripped paper to the bottom of your watercolor painting to create a snowy ground.
Next, take a picture of yourself in your winter gear! We took our pictures indoors in a coat, hat and gloves. You can also use a picture you already have. Print your photo in black and white and cut it out. Glue your picture onto your watercolor painting with a glue stick.
The final step is to add more snowflakes with white paint. We used the eraser end of a pencil to make our snow. Dip the eraser into your white paint and gently make dots on your painting. You can also use a cotton swab or your finger to make snowy dots!
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