Apples Watercolor Process Art

I love getting creative with our art projects. We have done so many fun ones over the years. And we have always had a blast with the fall ones. Apples seem to be a favorite for us.

I like that apples come in many colors and sizes. It allows kids to be creative in how they do crafts with apples. We had a blast making our watercolor apples!

 Apples Watercolor Process Art - fun and easy art project to do with kids to learn about watercolors spreading in water - 3Dinosaurs.com

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I love tying in our crafts with books and we have always loved The Apple Pie Tree. It has been a favorite to read. I love the story. Plus this is another great activity for the apple activities on the site.

I also love that this is a creative process that they decide what happens in all parts of it.

What you need for the Apple Watercolor Process Art:

 Apples Watercolor Process Art - fun and easy art project to do with kids to learn about watercolors spreading in water - 3Dinosaurs.com

How we made our Apple Watercolor Process Art:

I always have us start out by drawing the apples with a pencil. The pencil makes it easy to make changes. Plus it is easy to trace a line already there.

 Apples Watercolor Process Art - fun and easy art project to do with kids to learn about watercolors spreading in water - 3Dinosaurs.com

We follow the drawing with a tracing of the lines with an oil pastel. We used red but you could do a yellow or green apple as well. You are not limited by color.

 Apples Watercolor Process Art - fun and easy art project to do with kids to learn about watercolors spreading in water - 3Dinosaurs.com

Then comes the fun part. We fill in the area of the apple with water. You want to make sure the whole area has water and you can see the water if you look at it. We keep a clean bowl to use for this.

 Apples Watercolor Process Art - fun and easy art project to do with kids to learn about watercolors spreading in water - 3Dinosaurs.com

Once the apple area is filled with water you then put watercolor on your brush and drip and move the brush in the water to make fun designs. It is interesting to watch how the color spreads. We used different colors of reds, yellows, and greens to fill in the color on the apple.

 Apples Watercolor Process Art - fun and easy art project to do with kids to learn about watercolors spreading in water - 3Dinosaurs.com

After we painted the apple we let it dry a bit and then we painted the green background. This was to make it look like the apple was on the tree.

 Apples Watercolor Process Art - fun and easy art project to do with kids to learn about watercolors spreading in water - 3Dinosaurs.com

Here is a look at our Watercolor Apples

 Apples Watercolor Process Art - fun and easy art project to do with kids to learn about watercolors spreading in water - 3Dinosaurs.com

 Apples Watercolor Process Art - fun and easy art project to do with kids to learn about watercolors spreading in water - 3Dinosaurs.com

 Apples Watercolor Process Art - fun and easy art project to do with kids to learn about watercolors spreading in water - 3Dinosaurs.com

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About Cassie

Cassie is a mom of three stomping, romping, and roaring girls. She blogs about fun art and craft activities and printables she makes. She includes the odd review of products every now and then. She also blogs about the places that she has taken the girls called trip reviews. She has a few free printable pack for kids ages 2 to 8 and always adding more. She loves to get comments and feedback and always looking for new things to try or do with her girls.
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