Happy Kindergartener | "Learn to Watercolor" Project
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Print this "Learn to Watercolor" project and grab a brush. You are 5 steps away from a fantastic watercolor painting!

Happy Kindergartener | "Learn to Watercolor" Project

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This watercoloring lesson is one that is likely to appeal to the funny side of your brain. Following a step-by-step approach, you'll learn basic watercolor painting techniques as you paint your character. When you're finished with this project, sit back and giggle!

Step 1
Start by sketching the kindergartener. Once you have everything looking just right, trace the lines with a black fine point marker. If you would like to get right to painting, you can simply print this page on watercolor paper.

Step 2
Paint his overalls green. Work quickly with a somewhat wet brush. You don't want the paint to dry before you're finished, because it will look streaky and overworked. When the watercolor paint is completely dry you can go to the next step. (You might want to use your mom's hair dryer to move things along.)

Step 3
Paint his shirt and socks red, again using a somewhat wet brush.

Step 4
Fill his face and hands in with a peach or pink color. If you don't have one of these colors, try mixing red and yellow together until you discover the perfect color. Your brush strokes, as always, should be quick and spontaneous.

Step 5
Your kindergartener is almost finished. You just need to paint his hair. His is yellow in the picture, though if you have an even better idea, go for it! Try to do it with 2 or 3 quick strokes of your brush.


If your watercolor painting didn't turn out as well as you hoped, try painting it again. Every talent takes time to master. If you apply yourself, you will be great!









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