May 10, 2012

Watercolor Painting Party

We get together with a group of friends in our playgroup once a week to let the kids play while parents relax (a bit) and talk.  This week, we hosted playgroup at our house, you know me.... I always like to throw a little art in the mix.  So, I planned a watercolor painting party for the kids.

I used the printable "I Am A Child Of God" that I originally created as a coloring page.  I changed the text outline color to gray and printed it on watercolor paper for the party.

Each child had their own paper printout and watercolor brushes.  I filled colored polka dot cups with liquid watercolors and wrote the color names on paper in front of the cup.  Having the watercolors already mixed made it really easy for preschoolers and young elementary aged kids to paint (I mixed 1 part watercolor to 4 parts water and the colors were still vibrant!).

In the end, we had a beautiful variety of artwork.  This is my daughter's work, she recently learned about Jackson Pollock and applied his paint splatter technique.  I'll be hanging more watercolor artwork in our house this week!

Of course all little artists get hungry, so we had pretzels and water to refuel.  I used more polka dot cups to hold the pretzels, rainbow colored striped straws to sip water and circle stickers to label clear cups with everyone's name.

Did you notice the food labels?  They'll be available for you to print next week!

Update: Pink Food Label Printable


  1. You are amazing!! What an awesome art class and that painting turned out fantastic. Love how she applied what she learned to practical use.
    sigh...isn't homeschooling wonderful?!

  2. She'll love to hear that! We always have fun thowing paint around :)

  3. I use to love it water painting but left it long time ago.. happy memories.


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