This watercolor painting project is actually a classic project especially for kids. While adults deal with complicated patterns and color combination, this project allows your kids to paint on simpler patterns with easy techniques as well. The project doesn’t require too many things but the final look is totally awesome. Let’s see how it is done.

Materials

  • Drawing paper, watercolor paper is often thicker than the usual paper and it is recommended for this project
  • Watercolor paints, the liquid ones are better
  • Tape, painting tape peels off easily
  • Paint brush
  • Tray
  • Paint containers

The Making Steps

1Prepare the paper and lay it down on the tray. This will prevent you from making too much mess on the working surface. When the paper is ready, add the tape in any pattern you like. You can create random shapes, letters, or anything you prefer on this project. Make sure the tape sticks. It takes a little time but it is the key for a successful image.

2Prepare the entire paints you want to use on the paper. You can choose multiple colors for each paper if you want to. The selection totally depends on your preference. When the paints are ready, start painting over the paper using a paint brush. You can mix colors on the paper if you want to. When you are done painting, let the paper dry for a while.

3When the paint and paper are dry, you can start peeling the tape slowly. This can be tricky as you can rip off the paper too much. To prevent this from happening, peel the tape very slowly and patiently. When you are done peeling, your drawing is basically ready to admire. You can frame it and hang it on the wall as a décor.

Tips

  • To keep the paper smooth and in good condition, you should consider using easy to peel of tape like the recommended painting tape. It peels off so easily with no need to rip off the paper at all. If you use other kind of tape, make sure that it doesn’t absorb the watercolor paint or the final look of the drawing will be a complete fail.
  • If you are doing this project with your kids, encourage them to make more complicated patterns like letters, numbers, or any shape they like best. It develops their creativity and it exercise their patients and attention to details.