Washi tape and watercolours are two things that when used together always create beautiful pieces of toddler or preschooler art. In my opinion anyways!
Something about the beautiful detail on the washi tape when mixed with the delicate colours of watercolour paint that always seem to create something special. We have done something similar using a birthday cake that turned out lovely. Now we are using our Christmas washi tape to make Christmas trees.
Here’s what you’ll need to get started.
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- Christmas Washi Tape (or green and red Washi Tape)
- Kids Watercolour Paints
- Watercolour Paint Brush
- Watercolour Paper
Using the washi tape create the outline of a Christmas tree (see picture below for reference).
I used red for the truck but if you have brown washi tape, use that!
Then let your toddler or preschooler decorate the tree using the watercolours!
This was a great process art activity as there was no set outcome. My preschooler could create and decorate the tree how ever she wanted.
Quiet Time Activity
I always use watercolour painting as a quiet time activity. Its relatively mess free painting that my three year old can do on her own (while I prepare lunch or fold laundry!).
I love doing structured crafts with her but I know that these types of free expression activities are key to her developing her own creative spirit.
The finished product was definitely wall worthy. This activity was very quick to set up and one we will definitely be doing more of this season.
WILL YOU TRY WASHI TAPE CHRISTMAS TREE WITH YOUR TODDLER OR PRESCHOOLER? Pin it for later!!
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