Monday, February 3, 2014

Valentine Watercolor Resist Painting

Every year, we tend to do a lot of craft projects leading up to Valentine's Day. This year is not exception. I've got so many great ideas pinned to my Valentine's Day Pinterest board, but for this project, I wanted to keep things simple. This watercolor resist art project was both open-ended and simple. When we were done, the final project was beautiful.

Supplies Needed:
White paper
Paint brushes

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For the first step in the process, we used a white oil pastel to draw hearts, swirls, and other designs all over our paper. Of course, this led to a lot of questions about why we were using white crayon on white paper since you can't see it that well. I promised that we would see the magic soon!

Once we finished our Valentine's designs, we got our our red liquid watercolor paint. I love using the liquid watercolor because the paints are so vibrant. But, if you don't have any liquid watercolor paint, you can also use a tray of regular watercolors.

This is my favorite step of the whole process. It's so much fun to see the hidden designs pop once you paint over them. We simply painted our entire paper red to get the full effect of our designs. The end result is beautiful no matter if your child drew perfect hearts or random designs.

Miss Preschool created the picture shown above. Isn't it stunning!

Perfect size for sharing on Facebook.

More fun Valentine's crafts:

Monochromatic Collages for Valentine's Day

Collage Heart Valentines

Stained Glass Window Valentines

If you're looking for even more Valentine's crafts for kids, check out my Valentine's for Kids Pinterest board:

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