Make a Scented Watercolor Painting!
A still life painting is a depiction of inanimate objects, often focusing on various kinds of food or natural items such as fruit, flowers or vases as subject matter. This scented watercolor still life has a secret ingredient that makes these vibrant works of art come to life for more than just the eyes. Try this fun art activity to develop sensory recognition, build fine motor skills, and increase aesthetic awareness.
To make this activity meaningful (and even more fun) for your child, allow him to choose some favorite objects to ‘pose’ for his painting. For example, if your child loves grapes, oranges, and bananas bring out those foods and help him arrange them to make a simple composition.
What You Need:
- White watercolor paper or other white paper
- Watercolor paint brushes
- Dark permanent marker
- Kool-aid powder mix (or other similar drink mix) in several bright colors such as blue, purple, orange, and red
- Plastic cups
- Fruit or flowers or bowls and vases for subject matter