Watercolor Note Cards


Make these cute one of a kind cards with watercolors. We used blank white cards that are thicker than watercolor paper so they hold up well. WE used water colors that come in a tube. We found this an easy way to start learning about water colors because we could just pick a few colors to work with.
Watercolor to Make Cards


  • For the classroom you will want to use White cardstock or water color paper.
  • Cut to size desired. 5 x 7 inches is a good size for a card.
  • For your child at home they do have blank white cards with envelopes you can purchase at various places.
  • Brushes
  • Water Color set or a palette available at any store with craft section.
  • Plastic container for water
  • Newspaper
  • Paper Towels
Tubes of watercolors
  • Choose a few colors and squeeze a pea sized drop in one of the sections on the palette.
  • Cover area with newspaper.
  • Fill bowl with water. Show your child how to wet brush, select a color and rinse before using another color.
  • Dry flat to avoid drips.
  • Use as a card, frame or mount on a construction paper to display.
Painting with watercolors.

Tips and Suggestions

  • For a beginner use two or three colors first. If too much water gets on paper, dab with paper towel (don't wipe)
  • If you are using a watercolor set, it's very easy for children using watercolor sets for the first time to end up getting colors all mixed together making a pool of brownish black. Learning how to rinse a brush after painting with each color and removing some of the excess water from a brush is the key to painting with the Crayola and Rose Art sets used for school.

Other Ideas

Primary Colors

Use two primary colors and let your child experiment with what happens when the two colors blend together.