Creative Saturdays – Blowing Watercolour

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Creative Saturdays – Blowing Watercolour

This week at my art lesson we were shown a technique for getting interesting lines in watercolour. It is a very simple method – one blows the paint around.



  • Paints
  • Brushes
  • Watercolour Paper


Wet the paper using a spray bottle. Don’t wet everywhere.


Mix the paint so that it is of a milky consistency – not too thin.

Drop the paint into the water puddles. You can add different colours.

Then get down really close to the painting and start to blow. Blow in all directions.



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You can also use your finger tip wet with water and move the paint around a little if you would like more variety.

Wait for the paint to dry.

Then you can add your picture. Or just leave it as a lovely abstract. Sometimes you will be able to find shapes and make a picture from that.

Or you can draw a picture first; then cover it with paper towel while you drop paint and blow around it.

Have fun and experiment.


Don’t forget to send me your child’s pictures. Send them to Janis Cox and I will put them up in the Children’s Gallery.

Please check out more about my book Tadeo Turtle on Tadeo’s Page. You will find more activities at the back of my book. And a 24-page curriculum is available if you ask.

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Tadeo Turtle by Janis Cox

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