Make Your Own Handmade Designed Watercolor Cards

Watercolor cards finished

My kids love to paint, draw, color, craft; you name, they love it!  All of it!  Painting is one of their favorite things to do.  Since we have spent more time than normal indoors this summer, we have spent a lot of time crafting.

Watercolor card kids

With my niece visiting this past week we spent an afternoon crafting.  We did several simple things but they all enjoyed painting!   With watercolors I am never worried about their clothing or my table.

With only a few simple supplies needed we made patterned watercolor cards that were as unique as each child.

You will need:

  • White Cardstock
  • Envelopes
  • Watercolor Paints
  • Hot Glue Gun

Direction to Make Your Own Watercolor Cards

Watercolor designs

To begin you want to create a design on the cardstock with your hot glue.  We added stars and swirls to a couple of pieces of cardstock.  All the glue to dry completely.  Remove any excess strings that result from using hot glue.

watercolor painting 2Now turn your kiddos loose to paint the paper!

Watercolor cards 3

They can add as much or as little as they would like but it looks so much nicer if they fill the area you will use for the cards.

watercolor card 4

Once they have finished painting the sheet, allow it to dry fully.

Watercolor Design Peeled

Gently peel away the hot glue and you will be left with a solid white design below the where the glue was.

Cut your card down to a size that you have a matching envelope for.  You can either cut it to be a folded card or just a single piece card.

Although it is a very simple process, it is a great way to get your children involved in creating something special!  They now have a custom, unique handmade card that they can proudly say they made themselves.

The difficult part is figuring out who they will want to send their creations to!

16 thoughts on “Make Your Own Handmade Designed Watercolor Cards”

  1. Anastasia @ eco-babyz

    That looks great, my 4 year old would love it! Pinning it 🙂 I love that it’s easy and doesn’t require much prep from me!

    1. Absolutely not! I have the same one I had as a teenager so mine is ancient but still works! I use it all the time and can’t imagine what I would do without it!

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