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I think the idea for this art project arose one day when I had our liquid watercolors out to do another activity. Whenever I pull out liquid watercolors, I always bring out the paper towels as well to quickly mop up any spills.
Well, in soaking up a tiny spill I noticed how pretty the liquid watercolor paint looked on the paper towel. So I thought, why not try painting paper towels?
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I started by placing a paper towel onto a tray.
I supplied six different colors of liquid watercolors to paint with, and a nice selection of paint brushes.
Then I let my kids get to work. They touched their brushes to the paper to allow the liquid paint to soak in.
They also used their fingers to flick and splatter paint onto the paper towels.
I encouraged them to keep going until the entire paper towel was colored with paint.
The end results were gorgeous!
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