Watercolor Painting and Homemade Watercolors

31 Jul

Eli's first time painting with a paint brush.

Watercolor painting is quickly becoming one of Eli’s favorite art activities.  I recently picked up this kid’s watercolor set at a thrift store.  It’s older than me-made in 1984!  I happened to think that was really cool. 😉  Guess they never get old? 

Such concentration.

We try to do some type of arts and crafts activity once a day since Eli stopped eating crayons. 😉  If it’s nice out we take them outside to the picnic table.  Try your hand at Ice Cube Painting before summer ends.  What a blessing to sit outside on a pretty day watching a sweet little boy explore the world of art! 

Eli has had so much fun with these watercolors. We even sent one to Great Meme as a Get Well Soon card.

 Did you know that you can also make your own watercolors?  It is very easy!  Simply combine: 3 T. cornstarch, 3 T. baking soda, 3 T. vinegar and 1.5 t. corn syrup.  (This should fizz.)  Pour into desired container (an egg carton would work great) and add in food coloring.  Then grab a paintbrush and show your kid how it’s done! To switch things up try using different utensils as the brush (we often use q-tips). 


Eli's first water-color painting involved homemade watercolor paints and Q-tips.



2 Responses to “Watercolor Painting and Homemade Watercolors”

  1. laurapete July 31, 2011 at 3:17 am #

    Now you can take your homemade popsicles outside with you and eat them while watercoloring lol.

  2. creativejewishmom/sara August 2, 2011 at 10:52 am #

    thanks so much for sharing on Craft schooling Sunday! Great to see that you’re starting your little artist out early!

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