Blue watercolor paint (pan or tube)
1 piece of watercolor paper (or other heavy paper)
3-4 pieces of construction paper (any colors)
cup of water
-Gather the watercolor paper, paintbrush and water.
-Squeeze a small (half a dime or less) of blue watercolor paint on the paper plate
Dip your paintbrush in the water and paint your paper using only water, until it has a shine.
Add water to your blue paint that is on your paper plate.
Paint your paper all over with the blue paint. (This is called a wash.) Puddles are totally fine! You want a very wet surface.
Cut 2-3 squares of Saran Wrap
Stick the Saran Wrap to the wet painting, press down in some spots but do not smooth out completely. (The air bubbles are what makes a fun texture.)
Repeat to cover most of the wet painting.
Let painting dry with Saran Wrap attached.
When dry, remove Saran Wrap.
Admire the cool markings your Saran Wrap left behind!
Turn paper over and draw a fish bowl. (Shape is up to you!)
Cut out your bowl shape.
Choose one piece of Construction paper for your background. Choose another for your table. Cut the table piece of paper in half or thirds.
-Glue the paper you are using for your table to the bottom half of your background paper.
– Glue your fishbowl on top.
Draw and cut out goldfish shapes from a different color of construction paper. (You can have as many fish as you want in your bowl.)
Draw and cut out a vase shape from another piece of construction paper.
Cut strips of paper into 4 -5 four inch inch strips of paper for flower stems.
-Draw and cut out flower shapes. ( I did tulips. Any flower shapes work!)
Assemble your still life and glue everything down.
This project can be personalized as much as you like! Pattern paper is a fun alternative to some of the construction paper.
I trimmed off the bottom and top of my construction paper because I liked the composition better.
This would make a great project to mail to family members and brighten their day. 🙂
Please feel free to share your projects in the comments!