The fork has quickly become one of our favorite painting tools in our house. It adds such a great texture and a feeling of movement to a simple painting. These waterfall paintings combine fork painting and sponge painting with gorgeous results. This is a beautiful art project for kids and adults.
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What you will need:
Paint a piece of watercolor paper in blue watercolor paint. You can choose to paint your sheet of paper in one shade of blue or play around with different colored blues and make sections darker or lighter.
Use the end of a sponge and dip it into green acrylic paint. We used two different shades of green to add a little depth. Lightly sponge the green onto the paper working through the middle 1/3 of the paper. Dab the paint on the sides, but leave a strip clear in the middle for your waterfall.
Use a fork and dip it into white acrylic paint and scrape in downwards in between the greenery. Do this with a light shade of blue as well.
Sponge on the white and little blue at the bottom of your waterfall to create spray. This is a basic start to a waterfall. From here, add any other little details to your painting. Sponge on a layer of flowers over your greenery. Add clouds to your sky.
Use a plastic knife or a small piece of cardboard to scrape in boulders and rocks.
My daughter and I had so much fun with this that we made several.
My six year old made two waterfalls, both running over a cave. She added swimming fish in one of her paintings too. She really enjoyed making these waterfall paintings and loved them so much that she asked me to pack one of her paintings in her backpack to give to her teacher. How sweet is that?
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