Our names in watercolor

by Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. on April 29, 2013

in Creative Art, Watercolor Names

A child’s name is very special and this simple watercolor activity turned out to be a fun and colorful way for our students to focus on the letters in their name…

Watercolor Names by Teach Preschool

To prepare for this activity, I printed each child’s name on a large piece of white paper with hot glue. The table was set up with liquid watercolor, small paint brushes, and the children’s names…

Watercolor Names by Teach Preschool

We spent a few minutes talking about our names and then feeling our names on the paper. Then each child was invited to find their own name in the stack of papers and then explore the watercolor painting process on their own…

Watercolor Names by Teach Preschool

In my mind, I thought the children would paint around the lines or fill in the white spaces of the paper but most of the children chose to paint directly on their names – almost as if they were tracing their names…

Watercolor Names by Teach Preschool

The liquid watercolor tends to roll right off of the hot glue and drip down into the paper leaving the children’s names standing out in the middle of all those beautiful paint colors…

Watercolor Names by Teach Preschool

Each child’s name was transformed into a dazzling piece of artwork…

Watercolor Names by Teach Preschool

Watercolor Names by Teach Preschool

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