Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Painting With Markers

Did you know that you can paint with markers?  I didn't until yesterday!  We have pretty much reached the end of our art book for this year (Baby Lamb's Book of Art) and at the end there are a series of five 'marker cards.'  Essentially these are just coloring pages printed on card stock so that the marker does not bleed through. 

Now here's the fun part!  On each page there is a color wheel that the child is to first color in with their markers.  Then part of the instructions is to dip a paintbrush (of course I couldn't find our set, so we used Q-tips =) in water and then rub it in one of the colors on the color wheel.  Last all you have to do is paint with the brush and it comes out a really nice pastel color! Of course, re-dip and re-rub as needed.

The picture below is the one that we did today.  I colored the left side with the Q-tip so you could see how nice it can come out.  Trevor colored with the marker everywhere else =) 

Maybe I'm the last one to know about this, but in case you were unaware too, get out your markers and give it a try!  I think an older child could make a really pretty picture this way.  And if you've got little ones like I do, it's a fun, not too messy, activity!

Happy Painting!

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  1. Great idea. I loved the water paint books when I was a kid.

  2. How fun!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!! I hope you are having an amazing week!

  3. Thanks for your comments, ladies =)

  4. I love how that works! We definitely need to try it! Thanks for sharing at Teach Me Tuesday--I also shared this post on my PreschoolPowolPackets Facebook page!

    1. Thanks so much for sharing it on Facebook =) I'm glad you enjoyed it!

  5. great idea!
    Thanks for sharing on Serenity Saturday xxx

  6. That is totally cool! I'm glad you linked up at What Joy Is Mine so others could see it as well. Thank you.


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