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.
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What you will need:
Nature items (leaves, flowers, twigs, etc)
Sometimes full sheets of paper can be a bit much for my daughter. She prefers to work with smaller canvases, so we like to cut our watercolor paper into quarters and work on postcard sized paper.
We glued our nature items onto our pieces of paper. My daughter used scissors to cut up some of the plants.
I would recommend letting the glue dry before painting, but I have to be honest, my daughter and I both have very little patience and started painting right away. We used watercolors to paint all around our nature items. We used different colors and created little scenes. My daughter had a whole story about her artwork that she shared with me while she created. That is always my favorite part, listening to her explain her creative process. It is fascinating.
When we finished our paintings, we set them aside to dry. We were delighted with our final results. These were simple and so much fun to make. Aren’t they lovely?.
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