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Abstract Crayon

Turn crayon drawings into real abstract art by simply giving them a black border (use photo stick squares to mount the drawing onto black paper and then cut a border around it). If your little Picasso tells you what the drawing is of, make a small bordered rectangle, write the title in, and place it below the drawing.

These abstracts look awesome on a wall! They also make great gifts (especially for grandparents)!

Abstract Watercolor

Even the littlest kid can move a brush around on paper! Use watercolor paper, watercolor paints, and a wide brush. If your child is like mine, they’ll love to mix colors together until everything is brown… an easy fix is to give them color choices that mix well together. It can also be helpful to paint one color at a time, letting the paint dry in before painting the next color.

Go Further:

-Matte one (or more) of your child’s paintings and hang it up in their room (or anywhere in your house!). You can even have them paint in colors that compliment the colors in their bedroom.

-Matte/ frame a painting and give it as a gift

Watercolors are a great way to learn about and discover how colors mix together to make other colors. Use two primary colors to create a painting that has both colors, as well as the secondary color created when they overlap.

Abstract Ink

Paper and ink. Use photo stick squares to mount it on a black background, and it’s done!

Go Further:

-Use photo squares to mount the finished product to a card, with your kiddo’s name and age below.