Pop Art Inspired Christmas Tree

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We just put up our Christmas tree, so forgive me for the Christmas tree kick I find myself on this week. I can’t help myself. Christmas trees are fun to make and you can make them as simple or detailed as you want.

Christmas tree pop art watercolor painting for kids. Kids holiday and winter arts and craft. I love the abstract look to this.

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For our Christmas tree project, we chose a simple triangle shape with a rectangle trunk and circle bulbs. I think the clean lines of the simple shapes worked well and would be perfect for artists of all ages.

I started by drawing a tree on a piece of watercolor paper and then cutting it into four equal parts horizontally. I was asked on one of my last projects if it is necessary to use watercolor paper. I do recommend it. Regular paper will curl and wrinkle when you use watercolors or watered down paints on them.

Christmas tree pop art watercolor painting for kids. Kids holiday and winter arts and craft. I love the abstract look to this.

I used watered down acrylics instead of traditional water colors, but watercolors will work just fine. I painted each section using different shades of green for the trees and different colored back drops for each section.

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Once all four sections were painted and dry. I glued the pieces back together on a regular piece of paper.

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I loved the final result.

Christmas tree pop art watercolor painting for kids. Kids holiday and winter arts and craft. I love the abstract look to this.

I had so much fun with this one, I wanted to try one more.

For this one, I cut a snowflake out of a piece of regular white paper. I drew a cross through the center of the snowflake to quarter it off.

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I painted each section in different colors and let it dry. Because I glued this to another piece of paper any wrinkles or curls smoothed out.

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I took a piece of watercolor paper and folded it in half twice to form four equal sections. I painted a cross through the folds as a guideline for painting.

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I painted all four sections in a different color and let them dry. When the paint dried, I used a glue stick to glue the snowflake to the center of the page, making sure to line up the folds in the snowflake with the folds on the paper.

I love the bold look of the snowflake.

Snowflake pop art watercolor painting for kids. Kids holiday and winter arts and craft. I love the abstract look to this.

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Snowflake pop art watercolor painting for kids. Kids holiday and winter arts and craft. I love the abstract look to this.

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