Volcano: Watercolor & Q-Tip Painting with Vacation Under the Volcano

After building our volcano for our Magic Tree House activity. We decided we would do a little more study about volcanoes.

We looked into the shapes and sizes of volcanoes and where you can see them today.

After that, we deiced we would paint our own volcanoes erupting!

Volcano: Watercolor & Q-Tip Painting - a mix art painting of watercolor and paints with q-tip with the Magic Tree House Book Vacation Under the Volcano - 3Dinosaurs.com

We have been reading the Vacation Under The Volcano and you can also read Ancient Rome and Pompeii: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House 13: Vacation Under the Volcano. It has some great information about what happens when a volcano goes off.

These are great books and always fun to study more about them.

Several years ago my girls had the chance to look a few dormant volcanoes. We loved looking at the sizes and shapes of all the different types of volcanoes.

This painting project was a great way to explore what we learn then and what we learned about the Pompeii!

What you need for the Volcano Painting Activity

These are all the items we used to make this painting.

Volcano: Watercolor & Q-Tip Painting - a mix art painting of watercolor and paints with q-tip with the Magic Tree House Book Vacation Under the Volcano - 3Dinosaurs.com

How we painted our Volcanoes

The first thing we did was draw with a pencil where the ground was and how tall we wanted out volcano to be. You want to leave space at the top for the exploding part of the volcano.

Volcano: Watercolor & Q-Tip Painting - a mix art painting of watercolor and paints with q-tip with the Magic Tree House Book Vacation Under the Volcano - 3Dinosaurs.com

Then we started doing some watercolor painting. We started painting the ground and the volcano. The volcano we did a mix of browns and greens colors.

Volcano: Watercolor & Q-Tip Painting - a mix art painting of watercolor and paints with q-tip with the Magic Tree House Book Vacation Under the Volcano - 3Dinosaurs.com

Then we finished the watercolor painting with the sky. We did a mix of blues from our sky.

Volcano: Watercolor & Q-Tip Painting - a mix art painting of watercolor and paints with q-tip with the Magic Tree House Book Vacation Under the Volcano - 3Dinosaurs.com

We use the paint tray with a spread of the colors and white around so that we can mix the colors. You can see how we had a space to mix white and black to make a gray.

Volcano: Watercolor & Q-Tip Painting - a mix art painting of watercolor and paints with q-tip with the Magic Tree House Book Vacation Under the Volcano - 3Dinosaurs.com

You can see how we use the q-tip to paint the eruption. This gives the painting a fun texture to the eruption.

Volcano: Watercolor & Q-Tip Painting - a mix art painting of watercolor and paints with q-tip with the Magic Tree House Book Vacation Under the Volcano - 3Dinosaurs.com

You can see how the colors also mix on the paper. It is easy to change the colors as you go.

Volcano: Watercolor & Q-Tip Painting - a mix art painting of watercolor and paints with q-tip with the Magic Tree House Book Vacation Under the Volcano - 3Dinosaurs.com

One of the final colors we added were reds, orange, and yellows for the fire part of the eruption.

Volcano: Watercolor & Q-Tip Painting - a mix art painting of watercolor and paints with q-tip with the Magic Tree House Book Vacation Under the Volcano - 3Dinosaurs.com


Here is a look at our finish volcano eruptions

Volcano: Watercolor & Q-Tip Painting - a mix art painting of watercolor and paints with q-tip with the Magic Tree House Book Vacation Under the Volcano - 3Dinosaurs.com

Volcano: Watercolor & Q-Tip Painting - a mix art painting of watercolor and paints with q-tip with the Magic Tree House Book Vacation Under the Volcano - 3Dinosaurs.com

Also check out these Magic Tree Activities:

Building a Volcano with Vacation Under The Volcano

Giraffe & Lion Painting with Lions at Lunchtime

Wild West Noun & Verb Sorting with Ghost Town at Sundown

Model of the Phase of the Moon with Midnight at the Moon

Be sure to check out all the Magic Tree House Activities.

Learning Fun With the Magic Tree House Books & Activities

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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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