Kids will love this simple Impressionism Art project for kids that is fun and simple to make. They will love making this rain art during the spring, summer, or fall seasons when their is rain in the forecast.
This fun rain craft is the perfect way to introduce kids to impressionism art. This style of art is not exact, but rather the blended colors and stroke give the impression of the subject matter, rather than an accurate representation.
Have your child draw a picture using bold strokes rather than exact lines. Flower, bridges, sunsets, etc. make great subject matters and were favorite things for Impressionist famous artists like these:
Impressionism for Kids
We finished our quick stroke impression for kids picture of lupine flowers with markers – making sure to get a variety or greens, purples, and browns in the picture.
Now put your impressionism art project for kids in the rain (or use a spray bottle if there is no rain in the forecast). Leave it out just long enough to get the colors to blend – a matter of seconds will do. Now you have a beautiful rain art.
HINT: Don’t leave your artwork in the rain to long or the markers will run off the paper completely.
Bring paper inside and set on a paper towel to dry. Feel free to blot the picture if their is any marker running where you don’t want it to go and then allow the colors to absorb in the paper and dry to “set” the colors.
Isn’t that beautiful! The colors blended together to make a lovely dreamlike picture of lupine flowers blowing in summer field.
This art project looks great with any watercolor picture. My daughter’s rainbow and flower picture was super pretty! This is such a fun rainy day craft.