Watercolor Flower Process Art

We have been loving playing with watercolors and oil pastels. They are fun to mix in how you paint and coloring with them. The theme of flowers has always been one that I have loved. A year does not go by that we don’t do something with flowers.

Today’s watercolor flower process art is a great activity for kids to work on tracing and fine motor skills while having fun with a craft.

Watercolor Flower Process Art- kids can great creative and explore how water spreads things out with this craft for spring and flowers  - 3Dinosaurs.com

I love flowers and flower petals. We are always looking for flowers in the spring and this is a great spring painting to do. We read the book Mrs. Spitzer’s Garden. Which is about flower and we have always loved this book. It has some great flowers and big petals on those flowers. We read that book before we did our watercolor flowers.

What you need for this activity

Watercolor Flower Process Art- kids can great creative and explore how water spreads things out with this craft for spring and flowers  - 3Dinosaurs.com

How we did the painting

First, we drew our flowers on the watercolor paper. We used a can to make the circle in the center and then we drew out petals on the flower. Plus with a pencil, you can always redraw your lines.

Watercolor Flower Process Art- kids can great creative and explore how water spreads things out with this craft for spring and flowers  - 3Dinosaurs.com

We then traced the pencil lines with the oil pastels. We use the colors for the things we were going to paint to outline. We even made sure to outline the edges of the paper.

Watercolor Flower Process Art- kids can great creative and explore how water spreads things out with this craft for spring and flowers  - 3Dinosaurs.com

Then we did the painting part of the project.

We painted the area with just water. You fill in the whole area that you want to paint. You want it to be raised up a little bit and bubble in that area. We use a brush that is only used for water and keep that water and brush clean.

Watercolor Flower Process Art- kids can great creative and explore how water spreads things out with this craft for spring and flowers  - 3Dinosaurs.com

Then you add color. You can do the area, draw lines or any way you want. It is fun to watch the color spread.

Watercolor Flower Process Art- kids can great creative and explore how water spreads things out with this craft for spring and flowers  - 3Dinosaurs.com

You repeat the steps above for each area. It is fun to see how the color spreads through the water as you progress around the flower.

Watercolor Flower Process Art- kids can great creative and explore how water spreads things out with this craft for spring and flowers  - 3Dinosaurs.com

If your paper starts to curve you can always add weight somewhere on the paper to help keep it flat. We used the can we had for tracing. You can use weights on the corners while it dries also to keep the paper from curling.

Watercolor Flower Process Art- kids can great creative and explore how water spreads things out with this craft for spring and flowers  - 3Dinosaurs.com

Here is a look at our final paintings

Watercolor Flower Process Art- kids can great creative and explore how water spreads things out with this craft for spring and flowers  - 3Dinosaurs.com

Watercolor Flower Process Art- kids can great creative and explore how water spreads things out with this craft for spring and flowers  - 3Dinosaurs.com

Watercolor Flower Process Art- kids can great creative and explore how water spreads things out with this craft for spring and flowers  - 3Dinosaurs.com

Watercolor Flower Process Art- kids can great creative and explore how water spreads things out with this craft for spring and flowers  - 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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