Written by Kara Fleck, Simple Kids editor and Rockin’ Granola mama.
This year the kids and I decided that we would paint watercolor Valentines to give to the Grandparents and Great-Grandma.
All four of my kids really enjoy painting, even the toddler (though I have to watch her like a hawk to make sure she doesn’t eat the paint, ha ha!) and we have a painting day as part of our weekly rhythm.
Watercolor Postcard Valentines
I picked up some watercolor postcards and we got out our paint trays and set to work creating some 4×6 masterpieces.
Later, after the paint had dried, we added some doodles and sentiments with black felt tipped markers. I think that the grandparents will appreciate the personal touch and enjoy having some kid-made artwork.
This was an easy craft, a fun way to spend some time on a snowy February afternoon, and it will make a nice personalized gift from the kids.
The only thing I might add, as it could bother some perfectionist kid crafters, is to make sure you note the position of the stamp and the right side up of the postcard as you are painting on the other side. One of my kids declared “disaster!” and had to completely start over after discovering her picture was upside-down.
Other than that, ready, set, paint!
These are now all ready to address and stamp and send in the mail to Grandma and Grandpa, with lots of love from us!
- Strathmore 4×6 watercolor postcards
- watercolor paints (ours are from Target’s Kid Made Modern line)
- black felt tipped markers or Sharpies
Do you and your kids make Valentines? Have you been doing any painting or crafting this month?