DIY Watercolors & Recycled Newspaper Art


It’s Earth Month and what better way to celebrate than a earth friendly craft! Today we are making watercolors! This craft is both budget and earth friendly!

What You’ll Need:
– Food coloring
– Water
– Baking soda
– Silicone baking cups or an ice cube tray
– Newspaper

What You’ll Do:

To make your watercolors, fill your silicone baking cups (or ice cube tray) about 2/3 of the way full with baking soda. Add a couple of drops of food coloring to each cup and then fill the rest of the way with water.

Stir until combined and the baking soda is dissolved.

Stick your watercolors in the freezer for 3-4 hours until solid.

In the meantime, take your old newspaper and cut out shapes to paint. These make beautiful garlands or decoration once painted as well! Ethan had special requests for certain shapes he wanted to paint.

Once the watercolor paint is frozen solid, get to work painting! When our paint was very frozen, Ethan dipped his paintbrush into a small cap of water before the paint for brighter colors.

Your little one’s paintings are sure to be beautiful and unique!

DIY Watercolors & Recycled Newspaper Art

DIY Watercolors & Recycled Newspaper Art

Ingredients

  • - Food coloring
  • - Water
  • - Baking soda
  • - Silicone baking cups or an ice cube tray
  • - Newspaper

Instructions

  1. To make your watercolors, fill your silicone baking cups (or ice cube tray) about 2/3 of the way full with baking soda. Add a couple of drops of food coloring to each cup and then fill the rest of the way with water.
  2. Stir until combined and the baking soda is dissolved.
  3. Stick your watercolors in the freezer for 3-4 hours until solid.
  4. In the meantime, take your old newspaper and cut out shapes to paint. These make beautiful garlands or decoration once painted as well! Ethan had special requests for certain shapes he wanted to paint.
  5. Once the watercolor paint is frozen solid, get to work painting! When our paint was very frozen, Ethan dipped his paintbrush into a small cap of water before the paint for brighter colors.
  6. Your little one's paintings are sure to be beautiful and unique!
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About Lindsey

I'm a mom of two -- one in the stars and one in my arms -- and I exist on a whole lot of expresso. I'm married to my high school sweetheart and we live in the suburbs of South Florida where we try to raise our son as simply as possibly. Author and owner of You are the Roots blog.

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