Painting doilies with watercolors is such a simple art activity for kids, yet the process is fun and the results are beautiful. We used them as window decorations or suncatchers!!Pin It Now!
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We love making Valentine's Day decorations, be it wall art like the Tree of Hearts or sewing a colorful heart felt garland - just anything to get us into the festive mood. We had painted heart doilies with dot markers last year, which we had strung together into a bunting. This time, we used watercolors. It is simple both for parents to set up and for kids to do—Give it a try!
- white heart doilies
- Easel Paper Roll
- watercolor paints
- Paint brush
- Water to clean brush between colors
- Double sided tape
- Yarn or embroidery floss, if you want to make bunting
I just rolled out a large piece of easel paper roll and taped the edges over the table. And then Putti got into painting the doilies by holding the doily in place over the paper roll (you can tape it lightly if you like for smaller kids). Avoid using doilies that have a shiny coating, as they will not absorb/hold the paint well.
Paint as many doilies as you fancy. Allow them to dry well.
Because Putti had used loads of paint to almost soak the doilies and also due to the thin paper roll used, we did not get nice resist artwork unlike when we had used dot markers.
We used double sided tape to put them on the windows. You could use these painted doily hearts to create a Valentine's Day bunting.
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