7.22.2009

Kid Krafts: Watercoloring

I don't know about you, but I like one-of-a-kind art work. I'm all for homemade art, especially if it's made by my daughter! Here is a fun art project I saw somewhere online a long time ago that you can do with your kids. It doesn't take long, and the results are so fun!
Supplies Needed:
-heavy paper, I used drawing paper this time. I tried this with watercolor paper before but it bleeds too much that your letter isn't as crisp.
-contact paper
-scissors or exacto knife
-watercolors
-brush
1. Print out letter outlines. I cut my contact paper to the size of a piece of paper and ran that through my printer instead of having to transfer my letter afterward. 2. Cut out your letter.
3. Stick your contact paper letter onto your sheet of paper. Make sure that the edges are nice and stuck so that the paint doesn't seep in.
4. Let your child go to town painting. You could probably use crayons or markers and get the same basic result. I stripped my daughter down to prevent "artwork" on her clothes!
5. When they have filled in all around the letter, or whenever they feel done, let the paper dry completely.
6. Once dry, peel off contact paper slowly so you don't tear your paper. You will now see your finished product!
7. Frame your artwork and hang for everyone, especially your proud child artist, to see!
My daughter loves to paint and enjoyed seeing the paint not stick where the contact paper was. She especially loves seeing her art everytime she walks by it. Have fun and keep those kids creative juices flowing!

4 comments:

Jared and Caitlin said...

So cute!! Now if only I had kids to be creative for....

Paul~Melissa said...

such a cute idea!!!!!!!!!!

Suzanne said...

Love this idea and especially love it in that cute frame. What a great idea!

JaclynDavis said...

Kinzie I love love love your blog. You are SO talented. You make me want to get better at sewing but I'm pretty sure that anything I do will no way turn out as cute as yours!

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