We have been experimenting with watercolours since getting some new water brushes in our stockings at Christmas. I originally bought them with the intention of us taking our paints out and about with us, but quickly discovered that the kids LOVE them and they sparked lots of creative activities including these watercolour indent valentines cards. I am a big fan of homemade cards and hope to pass that on to the children and always make the husband a card.
These watercolour indent valentines cards are great to make with kids of all ages, as you can do some of the more tricky aspects such as the words for them or they could trace the hearts.
How to make Watercolour Indent Valentines Cards
- Cards (UK Link/US Link)
- Watercolour paper (UK Link/US Link)
- Watercolour paints (UK Link/US Link)
- Paintbrushes (UK Link/US Link)
- A wooden skewer or end of a paintbrush
- Coloured cardstock
- Double sided tape or glue
Instructions for watercolour indent valentines cards
This worked so much better when we painted on watercolour paper. It is more fibrous than copier paper and it is those fibres that the skewer depresses to make the indent for the paint to settle in giving the darker colour. When I was younger we did this with the bottom of our paintbrushes!
Paint your colour on to the watercolour paper. Then using a skewer or the pointy end of your paintbrush to make your design.
You can then go over with the paint again if you want more of a contrast in colour.
Allow to dry before cutting out your painted area.
As we were making cards, we matted the designs on to contrasting paper like we did with our art resist kid made thank you cards.
Maxi has so much fun making these. We have decided that we are going to do some Happy Birthday ones for friends this year too.
Do you send valentine’s cards?
You can find our complete Valentine craft and activities for kids resource list here
If you like these, then take a look at our Valentine’s Cards:
This is such a clever idea, we’re still yet to do our thank you cards, so thanks for the reminder!
These are gorgeous Jen – I hope you’ll be making me one 😉
I might get my little ones to make these for Daddy. They look really professional, even though they’re easy. Will keep you posted!
They are really pretty, cannot believe we are thinking about valentines day already
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These are really cute and look super easy to do!
These look so good; I have been really impressed with your watercolour posts and keep thinking I must get some to try with my own children!
this is a very sweet craft project x perfect for my class
These look lovely, and so simple to do! What a great idea!
These are so lovely – simple but beautiful. I love hand made cards. Kaz x
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