Owl Watercolour Paintings

Jan 4, 2016

One of my favourite ways to paint with the kids is using watercolour paints—they have beautiful colours and produce amazing results.

These sweet little owl watercolour paintings are simple, beautiful and fun to do together. Your kids will love them! 

You Will Need:

  • watercolour paper
  • watercolour paints
  • paint brush
  • cup of clean water
  • one black crayon


1. Tear a sheet of watercolour paper out of the pad. Grab a black crayon and draw an outline of an owl. I find this is the easiest way to get younger children to use the watercolour paints. My daughter, who is 8, drew owls on her own.

Outline drawings of two owls

2. Grab your watercolour paints, a paint brush and a cup of clean water and let the painting begin!

Pre-drawing the design in crayon makes painting so much easier, especially for younger children.

A child paints an owl drawing with watercolour paints.

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3. To make your owl watercolour painting a wintery scene, spray or dab some white paint over the painting to appear like snow.

4. Allow to dry completely and proudly display your masterpiece!

2 finished owl paintings.

These owl watercolour paintings so easy and so beautiful. 

Drawing an outline in crayon before the painting begins is an easy way to help younger children paint and they will be so pleased with the results!  Enjoy!

Article Author Jill Dubien
Jill Dubien

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Jill Dubien is a working mom who loves to craft and cook with her kiddos in her spare time. She has an awesome and supportive husband and two wonderful kids—a six-year-old daughter and a four-year-old son. Before she had kids, Jill couldn’t cook much of anything except toast and cereal, and really despised being in the kitchen. People who know her personally find it extremely humorous that she is now the self-proclaimed “Queen of fun food.” Jill blogs at Meet the Dubiens, where she shares lots of fun foods and crafts for kids.