These watercolor ideas for kids are sure to inspire your students’ creativity any time of year. Once you’re done here, be sure to check out the rest of our art projects for kids.
There are so many fun art and craft materials to use with children. Watercolors happen to be a favorite around here and that love inspired this collection of kids’ watercolor activities. If your children love watercolor art, too, be sure to check out the whole list.
The watercolor fun shared below run the gamut from very open-ended process art to thematic projects. Take a look and choose the watercolor art projects that make the most sense for your students, based on their ages, needs, and interests.
Watercolor Ideas for Kids
Since this is a collection of watercolor art, each of the ideas listed below is linked to an individual project. The links match up to the picture collages. So take a look through the entire list, making note of the ideas you’re most interested in. Then click on the individual links for in-depth instructions (and more pictures) related to each art idea.
Watercolor Art Materials
Before we take a peek at the watercolor ideas for kids, let’s talk materials. Most of the projects I share below don’t require too much. Check out your art supply stash and you might already have everything you need for some of the art ideas!
If you don’t have all of the materials needed for the art projects, don’t worry. You can do many of these art activities without all of the supplies. Or you can replace a material or two with something else you have on-hand.
Watercolor Painting Ideas for Kids
Okay, now let’s jump into the watercolor painting ideas for kids! I’ve tried many of them, either at home or at school. But I also added a few extras we want to try in the future.
So, which of these watercolor ideas for kids are you going to try first? Be sure to save this post for future reference!
What are Kids Learning with Watercolor Art?
I definitely believe in art just for art’s sake. At the same time, I want to touch on what children are learning with these watercolor art ideas. Because, let’s be honest, young children are learning with everything they do.
Here’s a short list of the learning opportunities inherent to watercolor painting ideas:
- Color identification
- Fine motor skills
- Language development
- Descriptive language
And that’s not even an exhaustive list! So kids easily explore literacy, math, and science alongside all of the art fun!
Even More Art Activities for Kids
Have a blast creating with your students! Let me know some of their favorite art projects in the comments below.
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