Try this gorgeous winter tree black glue watercolor resist art project with the kids! Painting with watercolors and using black glue as a resist medium is a process-oriented way for children to practice working with watercolors while they learn about color and the science of resist mediums.
How to Make Winter Tree Black Glue Watercolor Resist Art
Creating winter tree art is easy with black glue and watercolor paints. We like to spend one-day making winter trees, and another day painting them. This both allows time for the black glue to dry and gives children an opportunity to spend time creating two types of art. A winter tree with black glue on the first day, and a gorgeous watercolor painting on the second!
Winter Tree Art Supplies
- White glue
- Black acrylic paint
- Watercolor paper or cardstock (heavyweight works best)
- Stockmar watercolors OR watercolor paint pallet OR liquid watercolors
- 3/4 – 1 1/2 inch flat wash watercolor brush
Winter Tree Black Glue Watercolor Resist Art Project Directions
- Mix white glue with black acrylic paint to make black glue. We make ours by mixing both ingredients in an old white glue bottle and shake it up. We are constantly adding white glue and black acrylic paint to the bottle to make more for all of the black glue art projects we have created. I never measure and it always turns out fine. A little black paint goes a long way so you don’t need much. Don’t worry about making it look black. White glue dries clear so the black glue will often appear grey until it dries.
- Draw a winter tree in pencil on watercolor paper or cardstock. (optional – you can skip this step and draw your tree with black glue if you prefer.)
- Trace winter tree with black glue if you drew it in pencil on your watercolor paper or cardstock.
- Allow black glue winter tree to dry overnight. The black glue will not resist unless it is completely dry. We like to spend one-day making winter trees, and another day painting them.
- Invite children to paint the winter trees they drew the day before. Allow them to use whatever colors they want to give them the opportunity to learn about and experience color. Working with watercolors is a process-oriented way for children to learn about color mixing in art. For more information check out wet-on-wet watercolor painting.
More Black Glue Watercolor Resist Art Projects for Kids
Make sure you pop over to have a look at all of the other watercolor black glue resist art projects we have created to learn all of our tips and tricks!
- Black Glue Rose Watercolor Resist Art Project
- Starfish Black Glue Watercolor Art Project
- Under the Sea Black Glue Art Projects
- Fall Leaves Black Glue Watercolor Resist Art
Don’t forget to pop over to have a look at all of our super fun art and craft ideas for kids. Click HERE to see them all!
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