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Watercolor Kid Craft

Look at the fun that can be created with a printer, watercolor paper, a straw, and watercolors!

This fun idea comes to us from the Live Randomly Simple blog.

All you need is:

watercolor paper

printer

coloring page tutorial

watercolors

water

paint brush

straw

Just a few pointers for printing on watercolor paper, it may not fit in your printer. If that is the case just trim a little off of the edge so it will run through. Now to get it to print 12 inches long you have to go into your print properties and change the size of the paper you are printing on and then select “fit to page”. Other than that it should print without a hitch.

Make sure your paper is dry before you start to paint on it !

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Get your paint brush really wet. Pick a color you want to use first and twist the brush in the paint to pick up as much color as you can. Then along the edge of your face put a blob of water/paint mix as big as you want. You can also add more water to it if you want it to spread further.

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Now grab your straw and start blowing the water away from your face. Simple, right!?

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Just keep adding spots of water and paint around your face and blowing, the less you blow the shorter the hair will be and the darker the color will be.

You can twist the paper as you blow too. This will make your hair go in different directions. The crazier the better!

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You can even your brush wet, add color and then flick the paint brush so it leaves little spots like this on the paper…

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Then blow those little spots so you get different texture to your hair. This would be great for boys to do spiky hair or a picture of your dog or cat.

Just keep going until you are happy with the results. My daughter did not want to stop. We were having so much fun giggling and blowing in our straws to create these fun watercolor prints.

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