Create a beautiful multi-media watercolour painting project with your little one using gems and watercolours. And the best part is that it’s something they can do one their own!!
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Here’s How to Create your own Gems and Watercolour Painting
Step 1: Glue the Gems
Grab your gems, watercolour paper and glue. I used regular school glue to attach the gems to the watercolour paper, because I wanted my 4 year old to do this activity on her own while I made dinner. After it had dried, 1 or 2 gems fell off but I easily reattached them with a glue gun. If you want to ensure that the gems to stay on, you can use a glue right off the bat.
Glue the gems all over the paper in random spots.
Step 2: Draw the Petals
Next, take your black sharpie and draw flower petals all around the gems. Use the gems as the center of the flowers.
Again this was something I wanted my daughter to do on her own so I showed her what to do and then I let her create her own flowers!
Step 3: Time to Paint!
Now it’s time to use the watercolours to bring the flowers to life! Use the watercolours to paint inside the black sharpflower petals. I let me daughter determine what colours and how she was going to paint the flowers.
Perfect After School or Quiet Time Activity
This made the perfect activity to do after school while I was busy in the kitchen. It required very little adult intervention or help and the results were stunning. She was quite proud of her creation!
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- Watercolor Paint Set and Brush
- Flatback Rhinestones Gemstones
- Black Sharpie
- Watercolor Textured Paper
- Glue Gun (optional)