Crayons and Watercolors {Craft Challenge, Day 69}


Yesterday I said something about trying a crayon and watercolor progress for painting flowers. While I was talking specifically about using the shadow flower technique, it’s fun to play with crayons and watercolors with any kind of drawing. Use crayons and watercolors together for a fun effect

And today was the perfect day to try it out.

The girl is home sick, and I needed to do something for my craft challenge that could be done quickly and that we could do together. Working with crayons and watercolors was just the thing.

If you haven’t done this before, it’s super simple. First, draw your image on heavy paper (I used white cardstock) using crayons. flower drawing crayon

Mine, of course, is a flower. watercolor painting over crayons

Use watercolors to paint over the image. I used some really old liquid watercolors we made that really need to be tossed out but worked for this purpose. You can use the cake kind, if that’s what you have. heart drawing crayon

Once I got going, the girl wanted to join in. She drew some hearts and painted over them with all the colors blending together. painting with watercolors on crayon

It was interesting to see how the colors changed as they blended and as they dried. All of the flower petals, for instance, were painted with the same color, but they looked quite different as they dried. flower painting with crayons and watercolors

I love both of these projects, they only took a few minutes, and even a sick kid and her sleep-deprived mom could make them.

I hope everyone in your household is well, and that you will try this simple craft idea, even if you’ve done it before.

In any case, I’d love to know what you’re crafting today!

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