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Hello! It’s Tiffany from Making the World Cuter! Did you realize that Easter is in March this year? It’s nearly here! Okay, so I exaggerate a little, we still have like a month. The real dilemma? Do we decorate for St. Patrick’s Day or just move right onto the sweet pastel colors of Easter, so that we can enjoy it longer? The struggles of a home decor enthusiast are real, my friend. With that said, I had my kids help me make some simple watercolor resist Easter Egg canvases.
Obviously, you could do these for any holiday and in any kind of design.
They don’t even have to be Easter eggs, they could be bunnies, or flowers or a handwritten sentiment.
Because I wanted to display them, I let the kids pick out one color for each egg…I didn’t want the muddy brown colors that usually accompany watercolor projects, once they start mixing like they do.
I showed them how to do ombre water coloring and I think they are hooked!
Have you ever done watercolor resist on something besides an Easter egg? It’s pretty fun! Let me show you how easy it is.
First you need your supplies.
We used some mini canvases, a white wax crayon or a china marker, and some water colors.
Now, draw out your design. It’s obviously hard to see since you are drawing white on white, so while doing it, try to do a thick line. Go slow.
I like to get my color ready in the lid of the watercolors. Get a good amount of water on your brush, and dip it in your color, paint it into the lid and repeat until you have a good amount of paint.
When you start out, if you want to make an ombre wash, you want to get most of the water out of your brush and then dip it into your water color wash that you just made and paint the top third in that saturated color. See how fun the resist is?
When you get to about that point (shown above), add a little water to your brush. Don’t soak it but get it wet, and then start about an inch into the saturated color and paint back and forth until you get to the bottom third.
For the final third, you just add more water to your brush and repeat the previous steps until you get below the design.
I then took a cotton swab and went over the design that picked up the paint that doesn’t quite resist the way you wanted.
We had so much fun making these.
These are easy to make for kids…and they look good enough they can give them as gifts.
I haven’t officially decorated for Easter yet, but when I do, these will definitely be finding their way onto the mantel. :)
I like finding projects like these that I can do with my kids, that don’t make too big of a mess and that turn out cute.
Have you guys tried watercolor resist? I would love to see your projects! Link them in the comments.
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Involving the kids in your Easter preparations is really what makes this holiday an extra special one for them, and for you! Try some of these easy ideas for involving the kids more this Easter: