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Calming Watercolour Art

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One of the things I love about being a parent, is introducing my girls to the art and craft activities I did as a kid. I can vividly recall making squiggles and colouring in all my notebooks, on scraps of paper and losing myself in the random lines. It was calming then and remains calming now.

My little girl was focused to the point of forgetting I was there. She fully immersed herself in the calming watercolour art, carefully applying the paint as she explored the medium and pallet.

If you’re looking for an art process for young or older children, with minimal prep and heaps of open-ended possibilities, then give calming watercolour art a go!

Calming Watercolour Art: Materials

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Depending on the age of your arty kid, you may have draw the squiggles or let them do it themselves.

Simply draw the squiggles in one continuous motion, swirling and twisting, using as much of the paper as possible.

Arty Crafty Kids - Art - Watercolour Art for Kids

Supply the watercolour paint, step back and see where they’re creativity takes them.


Arty Crafty Kids - Art - Watercolour Art for Kids

I was amazed at how much care Angel took, taking her time and carefully considering each colour. It was lovely to see.

Arty Crafty Kids - Art - Watercolour Art for Kids

And here’s the completed piece. Does’t it look wonderful?

For older children, once they paint has the dried, they could try drawing different patterns within the swirls and squiggles (zentangle US Link / UK Link), enhancing their work.

I hope you and your children have enjoyed our calming watercolour post and if you’re looking for more arty ideas, check out our arts section!

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