Take advantage of a beautiful day and take the kids outside.
What do they hear?
With spring comes a beautiful bouquet of sounds!
Listen for a bird singing. See if your kids can find what bird is singing what song.
Now, what color is that bird? Is it one color, or two? What’s the dominant color?
Paint the birds you observed!
Blue, red, yellow, orange! Let them explore the color. What did they see?
Use watercolor paints and let the colors bleed together to create new colors!
Notice the difference when you paint directly onto the dry paper, then see what happens when you take a clean brush, dipped in clean water, and paint a simple water wash over the part you wish to paint. Then add watercolors. Add two colors, one on each end.
Which way allows the color to blend more easily?
Which way do you get stronger color?
Let your kids enjoy the medium, explore, and learn through the fun of painting!
Let them tell you what they see happening. Encourage them. Inspire them through watercolors and the joys of spring!