Watercolor Paint Fabric Art
Looking for a frugal art project for the kids (or even yourself) that would also make a great gift or decor for the home? Well then do we have the project for you! I know I’ve said this before but this truly is one of my favorite art projects we’ve created. The kids had a blast painting on fabric and the results were nothing short of amazing. Read on to see how we even added a bit of sparkle to our watercolor fabric art.
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What You’ll Need
- Butcher paper or thick kraft paper
- White fabric (we used an old sheet)
- Watercolor paints (these are our favorite – they are so vibrant and we love the variety of colors)
- Paintbrush (these are our favorite – we love the feel of the handle and have never had a bristle fall out)
- Cup of water
- Picture frame (optional)
- Metalix Kwik Stix (optional)
What to Do
We started by laying a sheet of thick kraft paper on our work table.
Then we cut a piece of fabric. If you plan on framing it, cut your fabric a bit larger than the frame opening, so that you can wrap some fabric around the cardboard insert.
Next, we placed our fabric, watercolor paints, brush, and a cup of water on our work table and invited the children to paint.
Have fun experimenting with how paints appear with a very wet brush versus a drier brush. Or, how the watercolors appear mixed. Once your fabric has been painted to your child’s liking, move it to a drier area of the kraft paper and allow it to dry completely.
This part is optional but we found it really added a lot to our painting. With our Metalix Kwik Stix, we dabbed a bit of the various colors on our painted fabric and it added such a gorgeous sheen to our fabric. Allow them to dry completely (it should only take a couple of minutes). Remember when we made abstract art with Kwik Stix? Our love for these amazing paint sticks started with that project.
Once your fabric art has dried completely, you can frame it if you’d like. Whether you frame it in a mini frame or something larger, these will certainly be amazing. These would also make terrific gifts!
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Want more? Be sure to check out some of our other fun activities:
- No-mess paint sticks abstract art (our favorite new craft supply!)
- Five darling books for kids
- DIY LEGO Friends Minifigure capes (another use for those old sheets or t-shirt)