Watercolor Peace Sign
AGE RANGE: PROJECT SHOULD BE EASILY ACCOMPLISHED BY AGES 4 AND UP WITH HELP FROM PARENT OR GUARDIAN
APPROXIMATE TIME: 30 MINUTES TO 1 HOUR
Peace can be an offering, a gratitude for simple things, or time spent with you favorite people. For this ARTmobile@home project, we are creating watercolor peace signs to follow along with the book “Peace is an Offering” by Author Annette Le Box and Illustrator Stephanie Graegin.
Inspired by the book “Peace is an Offering” reflects diversity and encourages kindness and collaboration. It also includes both Spanish and English translationsn of the text on each page.The objective of the book is offering children easy ways they can display and recognize acts of peace to others in their everyday lives.
Watercolor pencils are an art material that is not used very often. This project is a great way to introduce this art material to children.
- Watercolor Pencils
- Watercolor Paper
- Masking Tape
- Cup of water
- Start by tracing a circle on the watercolor paper. You can use the roll of tape or any other object, the size of the circle you like.
- Next, tape off the peace sign design. You can leave the tape thick or fold it in half to make the lines smaller.
- Once the tape in on the paper, start coloring with the watercolor pencils. Color any design you want! I went for a tie dye look.
- When the entire circle is colored, go in with a wet paintbrush and gently blend the colors together. Rinse or wipe the paintbrush in-between colors to keep them vibrant.
- Once the peace sign is painted and dry, carefully pull up the tape.
- Lastly cut a circle around the peace sign and you’re done!!