Newspaper and Watercolor Snowflake Art

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Newspaper and watercolor paintings for kids. Winter arts and crafts for kids, Resist painting and salt sprinkled mixed media with watercolors, newspaper and acrylics*This post contains affiliate links*

 The other day, I showed my little girl how to cut snowflakes. In the beginning, she had a bit of a hard time snipping through the folded paper, so we switched over to newspaper for our tutorial. We cut a bunch of them in different sizes. You can find directions on how to cut a snowflake here.

Of course, we could not let all of our lovely snowflakes go to waste, so we came up with a quick and easy art project.

We watered down acrylic paints to form our watercolors, but regular watercolors will work just fine. We painted different shades of blue on a piece of watercolor paper.

We sprinkled salt on each section of paint while they were still wet. The salt has an interesting effect on the watercolors that I love and it is fun for the kids too. My kiddo loved using the salt and watching the paint fizzle and pool around it.

My daughter painted a girl to catch the snowflakes with regular acrylic paint. She explained that her girl was just a silhouette. That cracked me up because we have worked with silhouettes a bit and I love that she picked this up.

We set the wet paper aside and let them dry.

While our paintings were drying, we lightly painted our snowflakes and set them aside to dry too.

Once our backgrounds were dry, we shook the salt off.

When the snowflakes dried, we used a glue stick to glue the flakes onto our backdrop.

We cut small specks of newspaper to make more falling snow and glued them around our paintings as well. Seriously, how sweet is my little girl’s artwork?

Newspaper and watercolor paintings for kids. Winter arts and crafts for kids, salt sprinkled mixed media with watercolors, newspaper and acrylics Newspaper and watercolor paintings for kids. Winter arts and crafts for kids, salt sprinkled mixed media with watercolors, newspaper and acrylics

When we were painting the snowflakes, I loved the resist snowflakes left behind on the scrap paper that we were painting on, so I made one more painting using a resist technique.

I painted three snowflakes with my watered down acrylics on top of a piece of watercolor paper. I continued to paint around the snowflakes until I covered the whole sheet of paper. When the paint dried, I picked up the painted snowflakes to reveal the resist snowflakes left behind. I then glued the painted snowflakes over the resist painting. I just love how this came out.

Newspaper and watercolor paintings for kids. Winter arts and crafts for kids, Resist painting and salt sprinkled mixed media with watercolors, newspaper and acrylics

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Newspaper and watercolor paintings for kids. Winter arts and crafts for kids, Resist painting and salt sprinkled mixed media with watercolors, newspaper and acrylics

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