Watercolor Snowflake Grid

Watercolor-Snowflake-Grid-700This drawing is made on one sheet of watercolor paper, then cut into panels, painted, and taped back together to keep the edges nice and clean.

1. Use a ruler to divide a sheet of watercolor paper into 4 equal sections. Write a small number 1, 2, 3 and 4 was written in the top right corner to help match the panels later on.

2. Using a white crayon, draw lots of snowflakes, taking care to have some large and some small, and some overlapping the panels. I like to make a large “X” and then add a horizontal line to form a six-sided frame, and then added circles and arrows to decorate. Pressure is needed to make sure that thick, white lines are drawn with the crayon.

3. Cut the four panels apart, paint with liquid watercolor paing and let dry.

4. Line up the four panels to match their original layout, and tape from behind.


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  3. Deb Chitwood

    What a beautiful art project! I love that it can be adapted for many ages as well. I featured your post at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/LivingMontessoriNow

  4. Nicole

    I tried taping off the four sections, which cut down on paint spills. I took a piece of scotch tape, ran it the length and then cross of the paper, let them paint one square, then after that dried, moved the tape, they did the next section ….. it made for a fun activity that was an ongoing project on the counter.

  5. Angel

    Love this idea, but as I was looking at it I thought, “How do you keep them from painting out of the panel?” Then I read that you cut them apart and put them back together. Of course! I am going to try this with the kids at church, and the fall leaf one too.
    Thank you!

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