Valentine Watercolor Resist Painting

Every year, we tend to do a lot of craft projects leading up to Valentine’s Day. This year is no exception.

I’ve got so many great ideas pinned to my Valentine’s Day Pinterest board, but for this project, I wanted to keep things simple.

This Valentine watercolor resist art project was both open-ended and simple. When we were done, the final project was beautiful.

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You only need a few simple supplies to make this beautiful project. The process is easy and the results were stunning.

Make beautiful Valentine's Day kid art with a fun technique. These Valentine watercolor resist paintings are a fun process art project for February.

Supplies Needed

White paper
Oil pastels
Red liquid watercolor
Paint brushes

Make beautiful Valentine's Day kid art with a fun technique. These Valentine watercolor resist paintings are a fun process art project for February.

How to create your Valentine watercolor resist art project

For the first step in the process, we used a white oil pastel to draw hearts, swirls, and other designs all over our paper.

Of course, this led to a lot of questions about why we were using white crayon on white paper since you can’t see it that well. I promised that we would see the magic soon!

Make beautiful Valentine's Day kid art with a fun technique. These Valentine watercolor resist paintings are a fun process art project for February.

Once we finished our Valentine’s designs, we got our our red liquid watercolor paint to make the magic happen. I love using the liquid watercolor because the paints are so vibrant. But, if you don’t have any liquid watercolor paint, you can also use a tray of regular watercolors.

This is my favorite step of the whole process. It’s so much fun to see the hidden designs pop once you paint over them. We simply painted our entire paper red to get the full effect of our designs. The end result is beautiful no matter if your child drew perfect hearts or random designs.

Make beautiful Valentine's Day kid art with a fun technique. These Valentine watercolor resist paintings are a fun process art project for February.

My preschooler created the picture shown above. Isn’t it stunning!

Make beautiful Valentine's Day kid art with a fun technique. These Valentine watercolor resist paintings are a fun process art project for February.

You may also like one of these Valentines crafts:

Monochromatic Collages for Valentine’s Day

Collage Heart Valentines

Stained Glass Window Valentines

Heart Dot Paintings at Gift of Curiosity

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Terri is a writer and mom of two elementary-aged girls. She has a passion for learning and is always looking for ways to make learning fun. You can find her here writing about fun learning activities, art, craft, and family fun ideas.

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