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Watercolour Challenge

Painting is a great form of expression and can be calming and relaxing. Why not set up a watercolour challenge? This can be for just one child or everyone in the household.

Ladybird Watercoloring Painting
What do I need for a watercolour challenge?
  1. Some watercolour paints.
  2. A paint brush.
  3. A pot of water.
Painting Equipment
Extension Activity

Can your child use their water colour skills to paint some cards for their friends and family?

How do I run a watercolour challenge?

Set the watercolour challenge up on a table or where there is something flat to paint against. You could do a watercolour challenge in the house, in the garden or whilst out and about on a walk for example. Just make sure the paper doesn’t blow away! You could weight it down with stone or masking tape.

Inspire those taking part in the watercolour challenge by setting a theme or object to look at to inspire their painting.

Sunshine Watercolour Painting

Theme ideas include:
The seaside / beach.
A vehicle.
A rainbow.
A flower (you could also set up a flower arrangement for people to look at whilst drawing).
A tree (you could find a tree to look at and paint in the garden).
Insects (you could use a book or picture of an insect to inspire the artist).
A colour – paint something that is pink, paint something that is yellow, paint something that is blue etc.
Paint something in the fruit bowl.
Paint your favourite toy.
Paint an animal.
Paint the Solar System.

Watercolour Heart

It’s amazing once you have started a watercolour challenge what might be painted next using the imagination.


Please make sure that the activity is supervised at all times, especially if the activity or craft involved cutting and chopping. Only use materials that are age appropriate for those participating in the craft or activity. Also, make sure you avoid anything that may cause an issue with regards to allergies.

By Berkshire Mummies

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