By Kid’s Craft Contributor, Gillian from the blog “Dried Figs and Wooden Spools”.
My kids, particularly my youngest, love to paint with watercolors. While she’s happy to use traditional paints, what she really loves are those paint with water coloring pages, and with their lack of mess and take anywhere qualities, I love them too, especially now that we’re making them ourselves. Perfect for summer art on the go, these are simple, quick and super rewarding!
Here’s what you’ll need:
1. On the first page of your book, dab a small amount of each color on one side of the page, leaving about an inch between colors. You want a thin layer of paint that will dry well but give you plenty of color when you paint.
2. Prop this page about halfway up and add a similar row of paint to the next page.
3. Allow these two pages to dry and then continue with the next two pages.
4. When you are ready to paint, simply dip your brush in water and wet the color to activate the paint.