Painting With Water Colors

I love doing art projects with the kids.  I know I am crazy because it always makes a huge mess, but it is so fun to watch them explore different mediums like paint, crayons, oil pastels, and colored pencils.  Sometimes I get bored with my usual supplies, so I decide to make some to keep me and the kiddos interested in the project.

Painting With Water Colors - Painting Stamps

When we create projects with water colors, I like to let the kiddos test out different things to paint with.  I have different size brushes and lots of stamps.  Whenever we use water colors with stamps, I have the kids either paint onto the stamp, or roll it through the paint.

Painting With Water Colors - Roller

I had a toilet paper roll sitting around, so I decided to turn it into a stamp, as we were getting bored with some of the usual stamps we have for water colors.  Taking some school glue, I created a triangle on the toilet paper roll.  Then, I took some yarn I had from making pom poms and laid the yarn over the shape.  I repeated this throughout the entire roll of toilet paper.  I let the toilet paper roll dry standing up.

Painting With Water Colors - Handmade Stamp

Once the roll was dry, we could use it as a stamp when we are using our water color paints.  I had the kids paint the roll with their brushes and roll it onto the paper.

Painting With Water Colors - Handmade Stamp

It was fun to get messy with the water colors.  Adleigh had a little too much fun, and decided to spill water everywhere.  This is why I always keep baby wipes and paper towels near us as we typically make a mess whenever we are playing with water colors!

Painting With Water Colors - Cleaning Up

I am in need of more ideas for art projects for the kiddos!  What are some other projects you have done with your kiddos as art projects?  I’d love to hear!




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My name is Jessica and I am the founder and creative director of The Organized Mama, a professional organizing firm and blog. I was born and raised in Minnesota and currently live in Illinois. I graduated Indiana University with a degree in elementary education. My passion is teaching others how to live an organized life. I am a certified professional organizer with the National Association of Productivity and Organizational Professionals (NAPO).

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