Watercolour Painting Ideas for Kids: 5 Fun Projects You Can Try

Here are five watercolour painting projects that will help your child develop his or her artistik skills while having fun! 

Paint a Favorite Character

A great way to get started with watercolour is to paint a picture of your favorite character. You can make it as simple or as complex as you like. Start with a simple sketch, then fill in the details with watercolour paints. You can also use colored pencils or markers if you want to create a more finished look.

Paint Fruit And Vegetables

Fruit and vegetables make great still life subjects because they're colorful and fun-looking — not to mention nutritious! Your child will love creating these images because they're so colorful and vibrant and good practice subjects! They might enjoy it so much that they’d paint every fruit or vegetable that you have in the house!


The trees are one of the first things that you'll notice in autumn. They're often bright yellow, but they can also be orange or red depending on what type of tree it is. Pick a favorite and start your project from there!


Painting leaves is another activity that’s good to try and it’s especially more interesting when seasons change. They often change from green to orange or red depending on how much sunlight they get each day. For this activity, you can paint leaves with a combination of orange/red and yellow/orange watercolours. You can also added some branches on top of some of them so they look more like real leaves instead of just flat colors on paper!

Paint the sun and the moon

Painting the sun and the moon is another fun project with watercolours! It's pretty easy to do, and it doesn't take too long. This is an easy project that kids can use as a starting point to create their own masterpieces. When you're done, you'll have a beautiful picture of the sun and moon that you can hang on your wall or give as a gift.

There you have it! 

Watercolour painting is a fun and enjoyable activity for children of all ages and it’s easy to get started because it requires little skill or experience. We’re happy to be part of you and your child’s journey! Stay Artistik!