Healthy Food Water Color Art
Supplies and Preparation
- Practice paper.
- 81⁄2” × 11” water color paper cut in half.
- Extra fine black Sharpie permanent marker.
- Water colors and brushes.
- Black construction paper for framing.
This art project should be done over at least two days.
Have several bright colored fruits or vegetables with interesting shapes in the center of the table. Have children a pencil drawing of the shape of one or more of the foods. Encourage them to notice shape, textures, etc. If children want to make multiple copies them to practice on regular paper then to make their final copy on water color paper.
Children outline the pencil drawing with extra fine point permanent marker. On day two the children add watercolor to their sketch using the real foods as a guide.
After they dry, mount the paintings on black construction paper and display in classroom.