Introduction: Beautiful Painting - No Skills Needed

About: I am an Industrial Designer, who obviously loves to create. Now that I am a mom, most of my creations are inspired by my daughers. I believe that if more parents were making stuff with their kids, the world wo…

If you have an artsy kid, you have lots of drawings. Even more than you can keep. You have them everywere, in a drawer, in a shelf, in a box at your basement. Well, how about they painted something so beautiful you could display in your living room.

I was making some watercolor paintings for my house and my daughter wanted to help. So I decided I'll let her make one. This is what I came up with, and I love it.

Step 1: Gather Your Materials

Clear contact paper

Watercolor paper





Step 2: Make a Design

Draw and cut in the backing of the clear contact paper whatever you want. I took a picture of her profile, but you could draw or print a letter or other shape that matches your decor. Like a star, anchor, leaves, you name it.

Step 3: Stick It

Peel off the backing paper and stick the contact paper in the watercolor paper.

Step 4: Paint

Now let the kid paint, if you are picky like me, just provide the colors you want the painting to have.
I recommend you only use one color in different shades or two colors maximum.

Watercolors tend to get muddy and kids tend to over work them.

Step 5: Peel Off.

Finally when the watercolor has dried off, peel off the contact paper. It looks amazing, no one could tell a kid made it!

Important: I´ve done this a couple of times with different brands of papers and the contact paper isn´t sticky enough to damage the watercolor paper. But I don´t know if the brand of paper you´ll use will perform different. So first test your contact paper and your watercolor paper in a little corner.

Makerspace Contest 2017

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Makerspace Contest 2017