Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Watercolour Painting and Printmaking Activities for Children

Pei Pei and Hao Hao like painting a lot. They love to choose their favourite colour, squeeze the watercolour paint tube, mix with water, and use their brush to give the plain white paper a new look. 

As young children, they love to mix the colours, and in the end, only brown and grey colours are left in the palette! Just to share simple steps for teaching young children how to mix colours and some simple watercolour painting and printmaking activities for children.

Simple Steps for Teaching Children How to Mix Colours
  1. Ask the children to take the red, yellow, blue and white paint, and place the paint on the palette.
  2. Guide them to mix, for example, red and yellow, together. 
  3. Ask them what colour is formed.
  4. Guide them to add some white colour, and observe the change.

Watercolour Painting and Printmaking Activities for Children

Activity #1: Hands and Finger painting


Activity #2: Bubble wrap painting




Activity #3: Printing with vegetables and fruits

Suitable vegetables and fruits include carrot, ladyfinger, potato and apple. I particularly love the print pattern using ladyfinger, which looks like a flower!


We will continue to explore more activities. Do share with us your ideas of watercolour painting and printmaking activities for children!


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6 comments :

  1. I'm an art teacher too! Teaching watercolors to young painters is so much fun. I love your pictures.

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    1. Thanks Karen! I am going to explore other painting activities for my children, do share with me if you have any tips!

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  2. Love these ideas for watercolour painting! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. I loved to watercolor as a kid and I still love it today as an adult!
    Such a wonderful way to express our creativity.
    I love the hand bag!

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    1. Thank you! It is really interesting to explore ways to use watercolour!

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