Watercolor Scribbles


For our last day of Creative Art Play class we were hoping to head outside to look for natural art supplies and enjoy a picnic, but mother nature had other plans, so we set up a indoor picnic instead.   The slight change in plans worked out well as I recently picked up a new book and was excited to share with the kids.

Scribble,  a book by Canadian author Ruth Ohi, tells the story of a square, triangle and circle that meet a zany, whimsical and adventurous scribble.  At first hesitant, they eventually embark on a series of imaginative adventures with scribble and realize that when they work together, they can create some pretty amazing things.


After hearing about all the new adventures that square, circle, triangle and scribble got up to, I invited the children to continue the adventure with their own scribble drawings, using glue, salt and liquid watercolor on watercolor paper.

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Some exciting scribble drawings and stories developed.

After adding a sprinkle* of salt to the glue lines (*sprinkle-size was relative in this case 😉  children began dipping their paintbrushes into liquid watercolors and dabbing color onto the glue.

Some brilliantly colored lines started to take shape, and as with most art explorations the discoveries were aplenty.  Watching the colors spread and move on the salty glue lines was magical.   Noticing that if the paintbrush was pushed too hard into the glue, colors wouldn’t spread, and the discovery of watching what new color was created when two came together to mix was exciting.

A super fun morning together!

There are two more spots available in the next round of Creative Art Play classes, starting at the end of March.  Come join us!