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Nature and Watercolors

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Nature and watercolors combine to make a beautiful and fun piece of process art.

With the warmer weather here, we have been playing outdoors a lot more. All of this outdoor play means our nature boxes are filling up with great supplies for art projects and crafts. We gather and collect nature items all of the time and set them aside in boxes. It is fun to find different shaped leaves, rocks and cool looking plants. My five year old loves to glue nature items to paper to make collages. That is where we found inspiration for this nature and watercolors project.Nature and watercolor paints art collage for kids. A pretty and fun piece of process art for the preschoolers and kids. This is a great spring and summer arts and craft project

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Chalk Watercolor Painting

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Chalk Watercolor Paintings - easy & beautiful art for kids - rainbow arts & crafts for children.

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It has been a beautiful summer so far. We have spent a lot of time enjoying the wonderful weather and playing outdoors. We swim in the pool on hot days and practice playing Wiffle ball, but my daughter’s favorite outdoor activity is making art with sidewalk chalk. She can’t get enough of it. We have buckets of it & believe me, it does not go to waste.

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Since she loves using it so much outdoors, we tried making some art with it indoors as well and we found that it is just as much fun inside as out.

Our project was simple. We used the chalk to draw on watercolor paper.  My daughter chose to make a rainbow & I made a sunset.

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When our chalk drawings were finished, we used water & a paintbrush and painted over our chalk drawings following the lines of our drawing.

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The water on the chalk had a lovely effect & looked like watercolors.

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My daughter actually got pretty excited painting over each color and watching the colors change & blend. She made me watch as she ran her paint brush over every layer of her rainbow.

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I had fun watching my painting take form as well. This is a perfect rainy day activity when we can’t hit the sidewalk.

Chalk Watercolor Paintings for kids - easy arts & craft projects for children

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Georgia O’Keeffe Inspired Flower Paintings

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Georgia O'Keefe inspired watercolor flower paintings for kids - exploring art history & famous artists.

My little girl loves flowers. Whenever she sees one, she picks it, she studies it, she smells it & then normally she gives it to me. She picked me a few violets this weekend. She lovingly handed her freshly picked flowers to me & asked me to smell them. I smelled them, smiled & then asked her a few questions about the violets. I asked her, what color they were & how many petals they had.

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Studying our flowers so closely, reminded me of Georgia O’Keeffe & her lovely flower paintings. I have taught my daughter about a few famous artists. At preschool, her teacher even told me that she came in one day telling her stories of Kandinsky. I was so proud.  This weekend, we had a lesson on Georgia O’Keeffe. I showed her a bunch of her famous paintings. We discussed them a little & my daughter showed me the ones that she liked & even pointed out a few that she didn’t care for. It seemed that she favored the ones with the brightest colors & did not like the ones that were mostly white. I showed her the violet again and asked her if she wanted to paint it like Georgia O’Keeffe. She said she wanted to make her own flowers. She drew her first flower with crayon on watercolor paper & then used our homemade watercolors to paint it in.

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While she painted hers, I painted the violet that she brought me.

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When she finished her first painting, she wanted to make another. “Mama, you paint too.” she told me, so we both painted another. Her paintings came out great.

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Georgia O'Keefe inspired watercolor flower paintings for kids - exploring art history & famous artists..

Let’s see if this week she goes into preschool & gives the teachers a lesson on Georgia O’Keeffe.

Georgia O'Keefe inspired watercolor paintings for kids - exploring art history & famous artists

Georgia O'Keefe inspired watercolor paintings for kids - exploring art history & famous artists..

Georgia O'Keefe inspired flower watercolor paintings for kids - exploring art history & famous artists.

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