It has been a cold few days here and we have been looking out at the winter scenes outside. It has been amazing to watch snow just pile up higher and higher!
One of my favorite parts of winter is watching the different trees outside. Birch trees scenes are among some of my favorites!
I love looking at them. So what it was a stormy winter day we did some fun birch tree watercolor painting.
I love doing art projects with my girls because it gives us time to talk and see how different we can all be. It is winter and we do loads of fun crafts during this time.
We always read loads of fun winter books. The book we read for this craft projects was Over and Under the Snow. It was fun to see all the different trees in the book. We loved the birch trees the most. That is where the main idea for this project came from.
What you need for this activity:
How to Make the Watercolor Birch Trees
We started by using the white oil pastel to draw out trees on the paper. We started near the bottom of the page and drew the trees up to the top of the paper. We drew straight lines, angled lines and curlved lines.
Then we starting painting the sky area. This was fun because we each had our own idea of what we should do. I have some minor suggested of what I was doing but left how they did their paintings up to them. it was fun to see the trees pop up as we were painting.
After the paper was dry we drew in the black lines on our birch trees. I love how each of them looks different but you can tell what the trees are.
We also did a little slight coloring of the snow area. We worked on doing what we thought the snow would look like around the trees.
Here is a look at our finish painting:
Check out these other winter and snow activities:
- Fun to Make Watercolor Snowflakes
- Plank Board Snowflake
- Model Magic Snowflakes
- Q-Tip Painted Snowflakes
Be sure to check out all the Snow & Winter Activities & Printables
Cassie – 3Dinosaurs.com