DIY Kid’s Art for Grown Up Walls
I’m so excited to post my first DIY art project for kids and parents. This was my first painting with Miles and I loved every second of it. Painting with him felt like a dream come true. He is only 18 months old but I really believe art is such a positive experience for children and they can start as toddlers.
I drew vintage looking flowers and printed them on watercolor paper. I wanted something that was coloring book style, but that would be cute enough and sturdy enough to keep and frame in our home. We used watercolors because you can water them down so much that it doesn’t matter how messy the painting gets, it’s still an adorable piece of art.
Tips and Tricks:
- Decide and mix your colors first so that your child doesn’t use all of the colors on the watercolor palette and make “mud” on your print.
- To keep your colors from being too bright and just primary, mix them with whites and greys. Hint: We made our coral with white, red, orange and grey. We made our blue with white, blue and grey.
- Over dilute the colors at first with lots of water so they are very light and build on the color as your child learns.
- I used the top of my watercolor kit to mix colors.
All you need:
- Watercolor Paint and brushes (this is the kit that I used and we loved it!)
- Flower Print (Comes in pack of two prints)
- Use code BLOGFRIEND to receive free shipping on the print
- Glass or cup of water
- An adorable child… or you could have fun painting this yourself 😉
Here is our finished product! I’m sending it off to Framebridge this week to get framed and hang in our dining room.