20 ways to use liquid watercolors

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Have you ever used liquid watercolors? If not, you are definitely missing out! We use our Colorations Liquid Watercolor Paints from Discount School Supply all the time, as regular readers of my blog may have noticed. If you need a little inspiration for how to use liquid watercolors, below you will find 20 different and beautiful ideas!

20+ ways to use liquid watercolors for play, learning, art, and more! #ece #kbn || Gift of Curiosity

#1. Amaze your whole family with a jumping colors science activity

20 ways to use liquid watercolors - jumping colors science activity || Gift of Curiosity

#2. Make your own ice chalk for some outdoor fun

20 ways to use liquid watercolors - ice chalk || Gift of Curiosity

#3. Create beautiful spin art like The Pink and Green Mama

20 ways to use liquid watercolors - spin art || Gift of Curiosity

#4. Add some color to your baking soda and vinegar explosions

20 ways to use liquid watercolors - colorful baking soda and vinegar explosions || Gift of Curiosity

#5. Make a crayon-resist water color painting

20 ways to use liquid watercolors - crayon resist watercolor painting || Gift of Curiosity

#6. Add salt on top of your liquid watercolors to create a beautiful texture like The Chocolate Muffin Tree (update: link removed because site no longer operational)

20 ways to use liquid watercolors - Adding salt to liquid watercolors || Gift of Curiosity

#7. Mix your own colored glue for some beautiful art projects

20 ways to use liquid watercolors - Colored Glue Monsters || Gift of Curiosity

#8. Dye flowers a variety of colors to see science in action

20 ways to use liquid watercolors - Dye flowers || Gift of Curiosity

#9. Use a tape resist technique to make gorgeous artwork like Blissfully Domestic

20 ways to use liquid watercolors - tape resist technique || Gift of Curiosity

#10. Create a spray bottle mural

20 ways to use liquid watercolors - spray bottle mural || Gift of Curiosity

#11. Turn ordinary baking soda balls into magic green leprechaun rocks

20 ways to use liquid watercolors - magic leprechaun rocks || Gift of Curiosity

#12. Make colorful ice sculptures from The Artful Parent

20 ways to use liquid watercolors - colorful ice sculptures || Gift of Curiosity

#13. Make multi-colored water beads for some beautiful sensory play

20 ways to use liquid watercolors - multi-colored water beads || Gift of Curiosity

#14. Mix liquid watercolor and oil to make fireworks in a jar

20 ways to use liquid watercolors - fireworks in a jar || Gift of Curiosity

#15. Make colored sand creations like Play at Home Mom

20 ways to use liquid watercolors - colored sand creations || Gift of Curiosity

#16. Create beautiful artwork using marbleized shaving foam

20 ways to use liquid watercolors - Marbleized shaving cream painting || Gift of Curiosity

#17. Make colored rice for a sensory bin

20 ways to use liquid watercolors - make colored rice || Gift of Curiosity

#18. Experiment by dipping paper towels into liquid watercolors like Things to Share and Remember

20 ways to use liquid watercolors - Dipping paper towels into watercolors || Gift of Curiosity

#19. Drip liquid watercolor onto glued salt and watch it spread for some artful science

20 ways to use liquid watercolors - Drip watercolor on to salt and glue for some artful science || Gift of Curiosity

#20. Make your own colored (gluten-free) playdough

20 ways to use liquid watercolors - Make colorful playdough || Gift of Curiosity

Are you inspired yet?!? We continually find new ways to use our liquid watercolor paints. If you own them or decide to purchase them, I have no doubt you’ll be inspired by them as well.  Happy creating!


Products mentioned in this post:

Colorations Liquid Watercolor Paint 8 oz.

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Comments

  1. says

    That sure is a lot of ways to use watercolors. I would not have even thought of 3 of them much less that much. I love the ice chalk. I know my toddler would surely love that. I might try a few of these with her. Thanks for sharing. :)

    • says

      I didn’t expect to come up with so many ideas, but as I kept looking I realized how much we had done with them and how many other great ideas were out there, and the next thing I knew I had 20 different ideas for the post!

  2. says

    Wow! This is a fabulous collection! I’m pinning it–thanks so much for sharing at Teach Me Tuesday at Preschool Powol Packets!!

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