Friday, August 3, 2018

Kids Paint Watercolor Geodes

Love staring at geodes?  Do agates make your heart pitter patter?  We recently attended a rock and crystal themed birthday party (cool idea, right?) and we had fun "painting" these super simple "watercolor" geodes for our birthday card. 

Wait a moment.  Why am I putting everything in quotations?  Well, keep reading to find out! (Spoiler alert- No watercolors were used!)

Let's "Paint*" Geode cards with Kids

(*No fancy watercolors needed for this fun kid craft!)

How to "paint" agate geodes with kids- super easy art idea that doesn't require any water colors!



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How to "Paint" Geode Cards with Kids


Grab a thicker type of paper.  (Any sort of watercolor paper or heavier drawing paper will do.  Don't use printer paper! It will get fuzzy and gross with water.)

Then, look up geodes online.  (We liked the blue ones, but I've seen some really gorgeous almost rainbow colored ones!)

Grab your washable markers (yup! That's the trick) and draw a whole bunch geode-esque loops one inside of another. 

How to "paint" agate geodes with kids- super easy art idea that doesn't require any water colors!


Grab a Q-tip and begin wetting your paper to make the marker colors bleed.  The effect is really beautiful and almost watercolor-esque. 

(Note:  For the best effect, trace each loop instead of smearing all the colors together. )

How to "paint" agate geodes with kids- super easy art idea that doesn't require any water colors!

Then, while the paper is still wet, grab some other colored markers and trace over your design.  This will give you an even lovelier blurry edge look.

Don't forget to draw the thin crusty rock outline on the outside of your geode!

How to "paint" agate geodes with kids- super easy art idea that doesn't require any water colors!

For that last bit of oomph, use some glitter glue and just trace over your geode.

This adds a touch of glamorous sparkle.

Bam! Bam! 
How to "paint" agate geodes with kids- super easy art idea that doesn't require any water colors!


Wait till the glue dries and you'll love the results!

How to "paint" agate geodes with kids- super easy art idea that doesn't require any water colors!

Hope you enjoy trying this easy art projet out with your family too!

Looking for more pretty nature-themed crafts?

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Happy creating, friends!

How to "paint" agate geodes with kids- super easy art idea that doesn't require any water colors!


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