My daughter and I had a blast doing this simple art activity. Valentine watercolor word hunt is the perfect way to express your love for your child while having some fun!
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Valentine Watercolor Word Hunt
Valentine watercolor word hunt is a simple resist art activity to set up. If you’re wondering about the hows and why’s of resist art check out Art & Science: Experiment with Watercolor Resist.
- Bristol Paper Pad
- White Oil Pastels, Colored Oil Pastel Sticks (set contains white), or white crayon
- Liquid Watercolors
- Watercolor 3/4 in. Flat Wash Brush
- Recycled Baby Food Jars (We made our own baby food so we use these Glass Baby Food Jars)
- Glass or Canning Jar
1. Use white oil pastel or white crayon to write words of love onto a piece of medium to heavy paper. Oil pastel works the best but crayon works well too. To see examples read experiment with watercolor resist. I chose a 100 lb. bristol vellum finish paper (listed above) so the pastel would glide onto the page, and the paper would be thick enough to handle the liquid watercolors. You could also use cardstock or watercolor paper.
2. Set out watercolor(s), paint brush, water, and a rag next to the paper with words written on it.
3. Invite your child(ren) to paint the paper just as you would with a watercolor process art activity. My daughter had no idea what was going on. She though she was painting on a blank piece of paper. She just happened to start painting right on the heart in the middle. I think it is because she saw the little bit of yellow I placed at the top of it to draw her attention. She kept brushing over it saying, “Mommy… the paint won’t stay on!” So I encouraged her to try to paint somewhere else. When she painted another area she said, “What is that mommy?” I said, “I don’t know… what is that?” She realized mommy had written words on the paper to find. She had so much fun hunting for the words with paint.
Valentine watercolor word hunt is a simple activity to do with your kids. It’s the perfect way to express your love while having some fun.
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For more ideas follow my kids art Pinterest board.
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