Easy art for kids: Just add water

Easy art for kids: Just add water

There's nothing as simple as a little bit of water colour, but this is a little different. Rather than water colour paints, it's time to play with water coloured paper. Just add water to the crepe paper and watch the colour transfer to your children's amazement.

What you need:

  • coloured crepe paper
  • water
  • paintbrush
  • white paper
  • medicine dropper (optional)

Number of players:


Step 1. Gather your supplies
Step 2. Tear up the crepe paper into various shapes and sizes
Step 3. With the painting, there are a few options, depending on the age of your children as listed below:

Spray water onto the white paper and stick the crepe paper onto the wet page.

Age 3-4 years
Use a brush to paint the water onto the paper and then stick the crepe paper onto the wet page.

Ages 4-5 years
Arrange the crepe paper bits in groups of four or five and use a medicine dropper to drench them with water. Paste the wet crepe paper onto the white paper.

Older children
Arrange the bits in small groups and then dab them with water using a brush – this is great brush control practice.

Step 4. Once the paper is arranged into shapes and patterns that the kids are happy with and they have been moistened, you’ll notice them bleeding onto the white paper.

Step 5. Allow to dry completely and peel the coloured paper away from the white. This will leave some wonderfully coloured patterns on the page that the kids have created alone.


Crafted by Sujatha Balaji BlogMeMom
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