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Easy Watercolor Resist Mother’s Day Craft for Kids

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This watercolor resist Mother’s Day card is the perfect Mother’s Day craft for preschoolers to make at home or at school.

I love how simple it is to create a beautiful homemade card for Mom. I always look forward to seeing what my kids make for me on Mother’s Day. The projects they secretly bring home from school are always the sweetest.

For more Mother’s Day crafts, check out our Mother’s Day Heart Transfer Card and Home is Where the Heart is Popsicle Stick Magnet.

Completed watercolor resist painting on card for Mom.

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Homemade Watercolor Mother’s Day Card Craft

Kids of all ages can create one of these lovey cards. With a little help, it’s a great Mother’s Day card craft for toddlers too. They will delight in painting with watercolors.

There are two different watercolor resist techniques you can use for this project. I prefer doing watercolor resist with a white crayon, but you could also try using a wax candle stick.

Painting with watercolors over white crayon reveals message or design.

You can customize the front of the card anyway you want from writing a message to drawing hearts, flowers, and other designs.

Let the kids get creative with their Mother’s Day card craft!

Don’t want to make a traditional card? You can also leave the paper unfolded in order to make a pretty picture if you wish.

Watercolor Resist Mother’s Day Craft Supplies

How to Make a Watercolor Resist Mother’s Day Card

Start by folding the white cardstock paper in half or use a blank card.

Write and draw on the front of the card with a white crayon. It will be hard to see what you are drawing. For the best results, make thick lines with the crayon.

Watercolor paint set, paint brush, small cup of water, white crayon, and white paper folded in half on counter.

Next, paint over the card with watercolors. The watercolor paints will resist the areas marked by the white crayon, revealing the message and design.

Yellow, green, and blue watercolor paints on card revealing I heart you Mom.

To make a colorful Mother’s Day card, use a variety of paint colors.

As you paint, gently blot any places where the watercolor paint bubbles up over the wax. Be careful not to rub the wax.

Allow the paints to dry completely before writing inside the card.

Now you have a gorgeous watercolor resist Mother’s Day card to give!

More Mother’s Day Ideas:

Finished watercolor resist Mother's Day card with multiple colors painted on front. Message says I heart U Mom

Watercolor Resist Mother's Day Craft

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Make a beautiful Mother's Day card with this easy watercolor resist Mother's Day craft for kids.

Materials

  • White crayon
  • Watercolors
  • Paintbrush
  • Water
  • White Cardstock paper

Instructions

  1. Start by folding the white cardstock paper in half or use a blank card.
  2. Write and draw on the front of the card with a white crayon. It will be hard to see what you are drawing. For the best results, make thick lines with the crayon.
  3. Next, paint over the card with watercolors. The watercolor paints will resist the areas marked by the white crayon, revealing the message and design. To make a colorful Mother's Day card, use a variety of paint colors.
  4. As you paint, gently blot any places where the watercolor paint bubbles up over the wax. Be careful not to rub the wax.
  5. Allow the paints to dry completely before writing inside the card.
  6. Now you have a gorgeous watercolor resist Mother's Day card to give!

Notes

Drying time will vary.

Did you make this project?

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Collage of Mother's Day card made with watercolor resist painting and crayon.

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