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The following watercolour painting activities incorporate lots of ideas from around the web, hopefully to inspire teachers with some new ideas, techniques etc!

This first idea, watercolour canvas art  was written and tried out with pre-school children but I think it could work really well in the lower aged classes in a primary school (minus the petals maybe).

5 Easy Watercolor Techniques for kids that produce fantastic results starts with explaining the wet on wet technique, it shows artwork with lovely results. It follows with instructions on how to paint beautiful flowers. With those as a basis for work, there is the idea to add coarse salt to make patterns such as the Monet Water Lilies Art Project or the Snowflake Winter Art. This is one I would definitely book in for winter – maybe even the class Christmas card! Splatter painting comes next – using the wet on wet in the background, it gives a good effect! The next technique shared here is the sticker resist – this may well be a favourite! The final one is to use wet on wet and whilst the paint is still wet cover it with cling film and move the paint around to create interesting shapes. It looks, from the example provided (below), as though it could work fairly well.

Watercolour Painting

47 Creative Watercolour Painting Ideas Kids will Love. These watercolor painting ideas will inspire you and your kids to create and have fun! There are so many creative ideas for kids of all ages, you are sure to find one (or more!) that your kids will want to try.” (ProjectsWithKids). This site includes links to lots of sites for many of different projects using various different materials; there are many types of resist with fabric, string, tape etc. I particularly like the snowy town project. This one uses salt for the snow texture, I have done similar but using soap powder granules.