For a simple Christmas art project, try making this Watercolor Christmas Art! Kids will love creating these beautiful Christmas paintings to display or give to a friend. Grab the free printable templates at the bottom of the post!
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Watercolor Christmas Art For Kids
This art project couldn’t be easier to set up. You will only need a handful of supplies to make this craft. Print off the templates today and kids can get started right away.
You can grab the free printable templates at the bottom of the post.
There are 3 different designs to choose from:
A geometric Christmas Tree:
A geometric wreath:
A geometric stocking:
Supplies Needed To Make Watercolor Christmas Art
– Watercolors – we used this set
– Black crayon or Black oil pastel
– Christmas templates – you can get the templates on the bottom of the post
What is Better – Crayon or Oil Pastel?
Personally I like using the black crayon for this project for younger kids. The black crayon is easier to use (a little thinner and less thick) and you’re more likely to have it on hand!
For a more thicker outline, an oil pastel will give your final art a more rich appearance.
For younger kids, I would recommend skipping the crayon step and just let them color or paint the geometric shapes.
Watch the Video Tutorial Here!
How to Make a Watercolor Christmas Art Project
1. Start by printing off the Christmas art templates. You can get the free templates at the bottom of the post.
You can also draw your own holiday shapes and draw the lines inside.
2. Using a black crayon or a black oil pastel, trace the lines on the template.
You want the crayon or oil pastel lines to be thick so that it creates a nice outline between the watercolors. This will prevent the watercolors from bleeding into each other.
This step is optional but it helps to keep the colors from bleeding and also makes the design pop a little more.
For younger kids, I would skip this step and just let them paint the printable design.
Continue tracing until the full template is outlined.
3. Once your Christmas shape is outlined with black crayon, you can paint the inside shapes!
We used regular watercolors but you can also use liquid watercolors or kids can simply color the inside of the shape with a marker or crayon.
Alternate what colors you use to give the art a multi-color final appearance!
We different shades of green and red but you can also add paint layers to different shapes to give them a different appearance.
Depending on the color you choose it may not paint as dark as you’d like. If this happens, just paint another layer on top.
After they are painted, each shape will turn out unique!
To add an even more artistic touch, use a black pen to draw doodles inside the geometric shapes once your watercolor has dried.
Make sure you review the Print Preview before printing. Every printer is different so make sure you select “Print to Fit to Size” or look at the printer Scale Features (you can print at 90% scale) in your printer settings so that it does not print cut off if you are having issues.
For more Christmas craft ideas, see our 50+ Christmas crafts for kids post!