Like Oil and Water…..(colors)

As I have mentioned before we love, like really love our liquid watercolors! We use them weekly, maybe even daily. The colors are just so vibrant and they are really versatile. We use them for everything from coloring play dough to painting snow or tie-dying paper towels. Another one of my true loves is abstract children’s art. Give me a messy mix of colors any day over an inside-the-lines coloring page. So you can understand my excitement when I stumbled across this post: Art & Science for Kids: Watercolors & Oil from Babble Dabble Do.

The kids were anxious to get started. They had a hard time waiting for me to get everything ready so we played simon says while I busily set the table. Sometimes I just have to keep those little hands busy! I used watercolor paper, and ran it under the facet to get the paper wet, next time I will have the kids use paintbrushes to wet the paper but that was just one step too many for this day! We put the paper in cooking sheets to contain the mess. I had slightly diluted liquid watercolors in small jars on the table for the kids to use on the paper as well as a few jars of oil. I set out eyedroppers and then let them at it! Some were more careful with their colors, not wanting too much mixing. Others were a bit more cavalier and ended up with a mixed up mess. Both versions were great! When the kids felt satisfied with the amount of oil and colors on their page I carefully moved the whole pan to the counter to dry.I let them dry for a couple of days, It was fun to watch the art change over time as it dried. DSCN1777 DSCN1780 DSCN1781 DSCN1782 DSCN1783 DSCN1784

 

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