This project was one of my daughter's ideas, from her copy of Art Treasury , which has become her lazy day boredom buster. Anyways, making winter trees proved simple and fun, so we'll probably try it again sometime.
Here's the scoop:
1. Use watercolor paint to create a sky and ground on a blank sheet of watercolor (or other thick) paper.
2. Then pour some brown liquid watercolor paint into a small container (we didn't have brown so we mixed orange and black). If you don't have liquid watercolors, you could use food coloring or soak marker tips in a small amount of water.
3. Drop a larg(ish) glob of the brown paint on the paper and use a brush to create a tree trunk, then use straws to blow the paint over the paper to make branches (this is the fun part).
4. (Optional) Sprinkle the pictures with salt to create a snow/frost effect.
Post by Darcy : bedtimemonsters.blogspot.com