Looking for marker art ideas? Look no further! We have a cool watercolor art project that you do using markers! This craft is great for kids of all ages: preschoolers, kindergarteners, even elementary aged kids. Whether you’re at home or in the classroom you will love these marker art ideas!
Easy Watercolor Marker Art Ideas
It is so easy to make watercolor art with markers. In fact, it’s one of my son’s favorite ways to paint without painting. You only need three supplies for this simple craft, and your child’s imagination is the limit.
They get to create a drawing, then transform it into gorgeous art with science!
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Video: Watercolor Marker Art Ideas
Supplies Needed To Make Watercolor Art With Markers
Here’s what you need to make watercolor art with markers:
How To Make Watercolor Art With Markers
Draw on the watercolor paper using the markers.
Any design works — scribbles, shades of solid colors. We found that creating colors close together made more colorful watercolor art than elaborate designs.
Once your marker drawing is done, lay the paper on a flat surface and spray with water.
Allow to sit and dry, watching the colors run as your new artwork is created!
They need to be water-based markers. Doesn’t matter if they have a fat tip or a fine tip, but water based markers will blend and look like water color.
Sharpie markers will not work the same. I know most of us have them in our art supplies, who doesn’t love the metallic markers, but they will only spread if you use alcohol.
I would also avoid most alcohol-based markers. Great for detailed work, not so much for this great idea of turning markers into water colors though.
- Watercolor paper
- Washable markers
- Spray bottle with water inside
- Draw on the watercolor paper using the markers.
- Once your marker drawing is done, lay the paper on a flat surface and spray with water.
- Allow to sit and dry, watching the colors run as your new artwork is created!
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Did your kids enjoy this fun watercolor activity?