Rainbow Watercolor Pencil Painting

I love changing up the art projects that we do. And watercolors have been favorite for us! And today we have a fun watercolor pencil painting! It was a great way to change up using watercolor!

The Rainbow Watercolor Pencil Painting was loads of fun and a super-easy painting to do!

You get to see colors and mixing and work on fine motor work with the drawing and painting!

Rainbow Watercolor Pencil Painting - this is a great way to change up coloring and painting activities and watch how the pencil coloring mixes on the paper and makes a great watercolor painting  - 3Dinosaurs.com

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This is a great addition to the St. Patrick’s Day Activities on the site.

I love pairing a draft with a book. We read the book What Makes a Rainbow? Magic Ribbon Book. It is a great book to see the rainbow and colors.

What are watercolor pencils?

Watercolor pencils are colored pencils that are water soluble. This means that after you color you can add water and move the color around or blend the colors.

You can use the dry and then paint. You can put watercolor and the color with a pencil. There are many ways to use them.

Things we used to make Rainbow Watercolor Pencil Painting

Rainbow Watercolor Pencil Painting - this is a great way to change up coloring and painting activities and watch how the pencil coloring mixes on the paper and makes a great watercolor painting  - 3Dinosaurs.com

How we did our Rainbow Watercolor Pencil Painting

We started off by painting our rainbow on the watercolor paper. I let them decide how much of each color and how big. We started with red on the top.

Rainbow Watercolor Pencil Painting - this is a great way to change up coloring and painting activities and watch how the pencil coloring mixes on the paper and makes a great watercolor painting  - 3Dinosaurs.com

You can see that we used a lot of the area paper for the rainbow. I suggested they could overlap some of the colors as they did their rainbows. You can see that we colored lightly with the pencil.

Rainbow Watercolor Pencil Painting - this is a great way to change up coloring and painting activities and watch how the pencil coloring mixes on the paper and makes a great watercolor painting  - 3Dinosaurs.com

Then we colored the sky blue around the rainbow. We made sure to lightly color the whole paper.

Rainbow Watercolor Pencil Painting - this is a great way to change up coloring and painting activities and watch how the pencil coloring mixes on the paper and makes a great watercolor painting  - 3Dinosaurs.com

Next is the fun part you add water to the coloring. You can see how quickly the color starts to mix.

Rainbow Watercolor Pencil Painting - this is a great way to change up coloring and painting activities and watch how the pencil coloring mixes on the paper and makes a great watercolor painting  - 3Dinosaurs.com

It is amazing to watch the color pop out on the paper. The watercolor pencils make this so much fun to do!

Rainbow Watercolor Pencil Painting - this is a great way to change up coloring and painting activities and watch how the pencil coloring mixes on the paper and makes a great watercolor painting  - 3Dinosaurs.com

After we finished painting the rainbow we painted our sky. It was so neat to see the whole picture come together.

Rainbow Watercolor Pencil Painting - this is a great way to change up coloring and painting activities and watch how the pencil coloring mixes on the paper and makes a great watercolor painting  - 3Dinosaurs.com


Here is a look at our Final Rainbow Watercolor Pencil Painting

Rainbow Watercolor Pencil Painting - this is a great way to change up coloring and painting activities and watch how the pencil coloring mixes on the paper and makes a great watercolor painting  - 3Dinosaurs.com
Rainbow Watercolor Pencil Painting - this is a great way to change up coloring and painting activities and watch how the pencil coloring mixes on the paper and makes a great watercolor painting  - 3Dinosaurs.com
Rainbow Watercolor Pencil Painting - this is a great way to change up coloring and painting activities and watch how the pencil coloring mixes on the paper and makes a great watercolor painting  - 3Dinosaurs.com

Check out there other Rainbow Paintings and Crafts

Yarn Rainbow Craft

Torn Scrapbook Paper Rainbow

Watercolor Rainbow Process Art

Washi Tape Rainbow Wreaths

Hand Print Rainbow

Check out all the St Patrick’s Day Printables & Activities on 3 Dinosaurs.

Cassie – 3Dinosaurs.com

Rainbow Watercolor Pencil Painting - this is a great way to change up coloring and painting activities and watch how the pencil coloring mixes on the paper and makes a great watercolor painting  - 3Dinosaurs.com

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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