While we have been in lock down, we are always trying to come up with ideas for the kids to work on. And since we are doing school in my art studio where I do my work, they often will create painting projects. My daughter Violet's sketches have been inspiring me lately (she's nine and is naturally very gifted with art), so I decided to create some watercolor/coloring pages out of them for you to use.

You don't need a lot of expensive supplies to do watercolor. I used basic kids' watercolors, a small round brush and water. You don't even need to use watercolor paint - you can just use regular acrylic paint, and it will work just fine. I printed the pages out onto thick cardstock paper, although if you have watercolor paper, that would be best.

Here are some links to watercolor supplies from Amazon:

Watercolor paints

Watercolor paper

Paint brushes

To watercolor, basically you just need to dip the brush into water, then into the watercolor paints, and brush it onto the paper. You can add more water for a lighter color. Watercoloring is very forgiving, which is one reason why I love it so much.

If you don't have paint on hand, you can simply use colored pencils, crayons, or markers to decorate the pages.

You can download the coloring pages from the link above, and print them onto cardstock or watercolor paper.
I hope you will enjoy working on these!

April 09, 2020 — Aimee Weaver