Easy Watercolor Washes Tutorial

Designed By: Kendall Mills, IG: @kendallwritesonthings
Time to Complete: 15 - 20 minutes + Drying Time
Skill Level:
Messy Level:1
Age Range:3-5


Make sure you have paper towels nearby!


  1. Prepare watercolors in clean palette
  2. Drop each color in various spots on your paper with your pipette or dropper, (the more color drops, the more it will blend).
  3. Using your dropper and clean water, repeat step 2. This helps the inks blend together and gives you a value variation in colors, especially helpful if you’re working on a larger surface area.
  4. Place plastic bag over droplets and gently apply pressure, moving the ink and water with your fingers when necessary.
  5. Carefully lift the bag in one motion and blot any excess ink with paper towels.
  6. Set aside to dry.

What You Need For This

  • Paper Towels Pipettes or eye droppers
  • Clean jar of water
  • Empty palette
  • Parchment Paper or Plastic Bag
  • Tape (optional for clean edges)
  • Heat gun (optional for quick drying)