Here’s a watercolor project that kids are sure to love!

belle-with-flowers

1) Start with a free printable coloring page. You might be able to find this one. Any coloring page will do.

2) Tape the coloring page to an outside window. Then tape a sheet of watercolor paper over top. You should be able to see the coloring page lines.

3) Trace the lines.

4) Begin by mixing the paint for the face – Red and a little yellow. Paint.

5) Mix the paint for the hair. Then, wet the hair area with clean water. Paint the hair, leaving the top very light or  white, as if the sun is washing it out.

6) Mix the paint for the dress and bows. Paint.

7) Paint the roses with pink and red. Be careful to leave whites here and there to make the flowers sparkle.

8) Finish painting the face. Add a slightly darker color to the neck and around the hair line. Use the same face color and add a little blue.

9) Paint the leaves around the flowers. Keep changing shares of green.

10) Pain the background. Remember to keep moving. Watercolor paint dies quickly.

 

Interested in learning about Dutch Baroque artist Jan Vermeer?

The “Paint the Greats” projects from MakingArtFun.com introduce the art of the great artists to kids in a fun way. Following a step-by-step approach, kids will learn watercolor painting techniques as they create a masterpiece of their own, based on the work of Jan Vermeer.

The Girl with the Pearl Earring | “Learn to Watercolor” Project (Click Here)

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About the Artist
Jan Vermeer was born in the Netherlands in the city of Delft, and baptized on October 31, 1632. His father, Reijnier Janszoon, was a textile worker and later an art dealer. Jan became interested in art through his early contact with artists. When his father died in 1652, Vermeer took his place as an art dealer. Read more…

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Beasts of the Sea | “Learn to Watercolor” Project (Click Here)

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About the Artist
Henri Matisse was born on December 31, 1869 in Le Cateau-Cambresis in northern France. His parents, Emile Matisse and Heloise Gerars, owned a general store where they sold household goods and seed. Henri was their first son. Read more…

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Three Musicians (Excerpt) | “Learn to Watercolor” Project (Click Link)

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About the Artist
Pablo Picasso was born on October 25,1881 in Malaga, Spain. He was the first child of Don Jose Ruiz y Blasco, an art teacher, and Maria Picasso y Lopez. At an early age Pablo showed an interest in drawing. His first words were “piz, piz”, which is short for “lapiz”, the Spanish word for pencil. Read more…

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Sunflower | “Learn to Watercolor” Project

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About the Artist
Vincent van Gogh was born on March, 30th 1853 in a village in the southern Netherlands, to Theodorus van Gogh, a minister of the Dutch Reformed Church and Anna Cornelia Carbentus. Vincent’s sister described him as a serious and introspective child. Read more…

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singing-fish-watercolor

The Singing Fish (Miro) | “Learn to Watercolor” Project

Let’s paint!

Are you interested in learning the basics of watercolor, though don’t really want to paint fruit? MakingArtFun.com has created a series of free printable watercolor lesson plans that apply basic skills in the creation of fun easy-to-paint characters and scenes. This website even provides you with a printable version of the drawing if you’d like to get right to painting. Cut your watercolor paper to 8.5″ x 11″ and print.

Here they are in all their kookiness:

The Little Engine That Could | “Learn to Watercolor” Project

The Little Engine That Could | Watercolor Lesson

“Make a Wish” Fairy | “Learn to Watercolor” Project

"Make a Wish" Fairy | Watercolor on the Funny Side of the Brain

Monkey Loves Banana | “Learn to Watercolor” Project

Monkey Loves Banana | Watercolor on the Funny Side of the Brain

Happy Kindergartener | “Learn to Watercolor” Project

Happy Kindergartener  | Watercolor on the Funny Side of the Brain

Retro Robot | “Learn to Watercolor” Project

Robot | Watercolor on the Funny Side of the Brain

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