Easy Paintings for Kids-Watercolor and Ocean Painting Art

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Are you looking for easy paintings for kids to do at home that doesn’t require many supplies or much prep time? This type of painting project can be done with only watercolor paints, water, and school glue and it provides easy cleanup after the project is done. It is best done on thick paper, such as card stock, to avoid the watercolor paint bleeding through the paper.

Supplies needed for Watercolor and Glue Art – EASY Paintings for Kids

School glue (in your choice of style: glitter, white, or glow in the dark)

Watercolor paints

Water

Paintbrush

Coloring page

Supplies needed - glue, watercolor paint, paintbrush, and water

This project can be done on any type of outline or shape you want to use. We choose to do this on ocean pictures since we love to color the ocean blue. We also love all types of beautiful tropical fish with many colors.

For best results, your coloring page should be on thick paper, like cardstock.

Picture of fish outlined with glue

Trace the lines with glue, filling small spaces with glue. Then let the glue dry in before you add the watercolor paint to the picture.

Ocean painting - easy paintings for kids

Paint the picture and use watercolor paints to complete the picture. Be creative and bring the picture to life. In the above ocean picture, it looks like the fish are swimming!

Watercolor and glue painted fish, easy paintings for kids

When we painted the above fish picture, we used red, orange, yellow, and blue watercolor paints. Then we added glue to the outline of the fish to give it a 3 dimensional look.

Picture of octopus with painted glue

Another idea is what we did in the above octopus picture. We left the inside of the outline white and painted the clear glue dots and the outline of the design with watercolor paint. It made the picture take on an appearance of having water droplets on the paper.

Watercolor painted fish picture

When you’re done, let the paint and glue dry completely. When the paintings are dry, hang them up and let the kids admire their work. The kids will be so proud of what they have accomplished!

Yield: 1 painting

Easy Paintings for Kids-Watercolor and Glue Painting

Easy Paintings for Kids-Watercolor and Glue Painting

Are you looking for easy paintings for kids to do at home that doesn’t require many supplies or much prep time? This type of painting project can be done with only watercolor paints, water, and school glue and it provides easy cleanup after the project is done. It is best done on thick paper, such as card stock, to avoid the watercolor paint bleeding through the paper.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $1.00

Materials

  • School glue (in your choice of style: glitter, white, or glow in the dark)
  • Watercolor paints
  • Water
  • Paintbrush
  • Coloring page

Instructions

This project can be done on any type of outline or shape you want to use. We choose to do this on ocean pictures since we love to color the ocean blue.
Trace the lines with glue, filling small spaces with glue. Then let the glue dry in before you add the watercolor paint to the picture.

Paint the picture and use watercolor paints to complete the picture. Be creative and bring the picture to life.

When we painted the above fish picture, we used red, orange, yellow, and blue watercolor paints. Then we added glue to the outline of the fish to give it a 3 dimensional look.

Notes

For best results, your coloring page should be on thick paper, like cardstock. This is such a simple art projects and fun for kids of all ages. When you’re done, let the paint and glue dry completely. When the paintings are dry, hang them up and let the kids admire their work. The kids will be so proud of what they have accomplished!