Next time your pull out the supplies to do watercolor art with the kids, grab some white felt to use as your canvas! This easy process art activity turns out gorgeous and is such a great sensory experience for kids.
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A while back I shared how we used liquid watercolors and droppers to make art. My preschooler could not get enough of it! (It’s still one of his most requested activities to do.) Recently, I changed the watercolor art activity up a bit by using a sheet of white felt in place of watercolor paper. Theo had an absolute blast creating! (This post contains affiliate links.)
Watercolor Art on Felt
Materials for Watercolor Art on Felt
- Piece of white felt
- Liquid watercolors (These are our absolute favorite!)
- Pipettes or droppers
- Small containers for paint
- Paper towel
Directions for Watercolor Art on Felt
1. Start by setting up your work area. This project can get very wet so cover your work surface with lots of newspaper.
3. Let your child create!
Theo started by making drops all over his felt. Later he discovered when he put the dropper right on the felt and moved it, he could create lines!
4. Add a paintbrush and glass of water to the mix. Watch what happens when you paint water over the watercolors!
Or use pipettes with the water.
Theo also enjoyed adding drops of watercolors to other containers to explore color mixing. It was like having his own little color lab!
Once you’re finished creating, use a paper towel to soak up the excess water from your felt. We put the entire paper towel sheet over the felt and pressed all around it with our hands. (When you remove it, the paper towel looks really neat! We saved some to use for future art projects!)
Let your artwork dry on some newspaper. Luckily, it was a sunny day so we brought ours outside to dry more quickly. Right now we’re enjoying our artwork as it is, but we may use it in the future to make something new!
Want to see what we turned our painted felt into? Head on over and check out our felt fall leaves!