This idea came from here and it has been so much fun, I have done it three times with Mister and Ladybug. The first time they were so surprised to see a picture emerge from their paining. Ladybug told me when she was finished, “I was SO surprised!”
On a sheet of white paper draw or write with white crayon and let your child/children watercolor. When I gave this activity to Mister and Ladybug I didn't hint that there would be a surprise on the paper.
This time I included the Wee One in the fun because she loves to paint. At first she just dipped her paintbrush in the water and put a few marks on her paper until I guided her to use the whole paper to see her surprises. She shouted, “CIRCLE!”
|Ladybug helped her sister with painting her mystery picture.|
If your kiddos watercolor like my children, then you’ll want to use watercolor paper for this activity. I ran out of watercolor paper the second time and we had rips everywhere.