Am I really talking about Valentine’s Day already? Ugh – feels like we just put away our holiday décor. Oh wait, actually it’s because we just did. In fact, I still have some of it lingering on our fireplace mantle. … Continue reading
Here’s a fun Spring DIY my 2-year-old and I worked on this past Sunday. Mia definitely enjoyed making homemade watercolors!
Items Needed: Moss with liner, Markers, water, paint brush, coffee filters, plastic foam bowls, scissors, green acrylic paint & a 16X20 canvas.
We made watercolors by simply adding water to the plastic foam bowls and dipping some inexpensive makers into them. For this project, we picked 3 different colors.
Cut out the bottoms of three foam bowls. Add a bit of glue to the back of each circle foam and place them into the center of the coffee filters (Note: I used about 10 filters per flower). Hold the filters upside with a tight grip so the foam doesn’t fall out and dip the ends of the filters about half way into your watercolor base. Repeat process for each individual flower. Be sure to keep the filters facing upside down the entire time to prevent the color from bleeding to the top. Place onto a dry paper towel and let air dry for a few hours.
Once the filters are completely dry, remove a couple sheets off the back of each flower and fold the paper in half and then two more times as shown above. Cut out a piece in the form of a letter ‘C’ and open up the sheets. You should have a flower with 4 petals.
Using a moss with liner is perfect for cutting out shapes and letters. Here, I used a stencil to trace the word ‘Grow’. If you decide to use a stencil, make sure you trace out the letters backwards. As you can see, I learned the hard way. I had to redo the letter ‘G’. 🙂 And let me warn you. This part is super messy. Definitely suggest doing this step outside.
Lastly, using a little green craft paint and a paint brush, we added stems to each flower. Done and done!
Click on the photos below to see their spring inspired home decor.
Cheers to Spring!