20 Easy Watercolor Projects for Kids
Introduce kids to the world of watercolors with these fun and easy to do watercolor projects for kids! Learn new techniques, ideas and get creative!
“After a thousand watercolors you will find you have fallen in love with paper and paint.” That’s the magic of watercolors, you start it hesitantly, not knowing what you’re doing, and before you know it, you’re addicted!
The beauty of watercolor projects is that it doesn’t matter if it didn’t turn out the way you intended it to – it’s still going to look beautiful. Maybe that’s why it’s such a great medium for kids to work with – there’s no scope for feeling frustration or defeat – only beauty and peace!
So let’s celebrate watercolors today, with some super easy watercolor projects for kids. Use them to learn about different techniques, watch how colors mix and just have fun!
20 Easy Watercolor Projects for Kids
1. Friendly Monster Watercolor Blow Art
We can’t think of anything better than these friendly monsters for little kids to start their watercolor adventure! Adventure in a Box shows us exactly how to make these cute monsters.
2. Watercolor Bookmarks for Kids
Want to make a watercolor project to impress your friends? Make these watercolor bookmarks that’s fun to make and also make great gifts for friends and teachers!
3. Fun with Values Watercolor Art
Doodle Wash has an interesting project that teaches about values of a color. The little watercolor circles are easy to do, and so pretty too!
4. Watercolor Spider Web
Turn a plain white paper plate into a gorgeous spider web with layers of so many different shades of color. It’s easy to do, as One Little Project shows us! Don’t miss the cute little spider in the middle!
5. Rainbow Watercolor Unicorns
Now these are unicorns that look truly magical! We love how the watercolor paints and the yarn match to create a beautiful unicorn. These would look great against a contrasting background.
6. Sun and Moon Watercolor Project
If you ask me, this sun and moon watercolor project from Make and Takes is worthy of any children’s book illustration! The Picasso-ish faces of the sun and moon together are perfect canvases for kids to practice their watercolor skills.
7. Watercolor Galaxy Cityscape
Once your kids have some basic watercolor practice, it’s time to step things up with a more sophisticated project, like this galaxy cityscape from Ink Struck. There are lots of little techniques in this, so it’s a great learning project.
8. Kandinsky’s Watercolor Circles
This watercolor project is a great one to learn about Kandinsky the artist, and his characteristic love for circles. Go crazy with colors to create your own custom art work!
9. Watercolor Resist Citrus Painting
Resist painting is always fun, especially at the final reveal part! Projects with Kids captures this feeling with a cute citrus painting art that’s perfect for summer.
10. Watercolor Charlie Brown Craft
Just how adorable is this Charlie Brown and Snoopy painting? Make it more intuitive by getting kids to observe the colors of a sunset first, so they can make their painting feel more real.
11. Watercolor Paper Plate Butterflies
These paper plate butterflies from Fun 365 would make such pretty spring decor! Along with watercolor on paper plates, kids also get a chance to dress up a Popsicle stick with Washi tape in patterns and colors.
12. Watercolor and Oil Pastel Resist Snowflake
If you’d like to introduce multiple art materials to your kids, this project from Arty Crafty Kids is a good start. This snowflake art is gorgeous but not too difficult so kids won’t get frustrated.
13. Watercolor Monogram Art
Kids love seeing their names and initials stamped on everything, especially their belongings. So imagine how they’ll feel when they see their monograms in full watercolor! Get the instructions for this preschool project from Long Wait for Isabella.
14. DIY Watercolor Greeting Cards
These watercolor cards from Wandeleur are a great way to give kids a fair enough space to work, but still making it challenging by keeping it within the size of a card. Let them experiment with swirling and dripping and enjoy the effects.
15. Black Crayon Watercolor Silhouette
This black crayon silhouette is an interesting take on plain watercolor art and is a great way for kids to play with their favorite icons – whether it’s vehicles or superheroes! Check out the instructions at Made to be a Momma.
16. Watercolor Painting with Markers
So do you need watercolors for a watercolor painting? According to Color Made Happy, you don’t – markers will do! Kids are going to enjoy this project to their heart’s content.
17. White Space with Watercolors
This is a project for the weekend that Mom, Dad and all the kids can get into. The project is a bit complex for a child to tackle on her own, but with adult assistance it can be a very satisfying thing to do! Art is Basic shows us step by step instructions on creating this watercolor resist art.
18. Easy Watercolor Flowers
Dawn Nicole gives a very detailed tutorial to create these pretty watercolor flowers that little kids can also attempt. They can then use these to create a DIY card for Mother’s Day or a birthday.
19. Glue Drip Watercolor
We love the fact that you can do watercolor painting with a wide variety of media. The Pinterested Parent shows us how to do it with a glue drip technique that’s easy enough for kids to follow.
20. Watercolor Bubble Art Tree
Now this is a project kids are sure to love!! Use watercolors to create bubbles and then transfer them onto paper and look at the lovely effect. Hello, Wonderful gives us all the info needed to create this art.
You’ll see here that there are projects of varying levels of difficulty, although they’re generally of the easy kind. Pick the one you think will work well with your child, and spread out lots of newspaper and get your supplies out. Then just dive in and don’t think too much!