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How to Paint Watercolor Flowers

by Jean Van't Hul
March 5, 2024
watercolor flowers

Paint watercolor flowers for a fun and relaxing painting activity. Paint dots then add designs to cut out or create your own stickers!

Updated March 2024

Watercolor doodle flowers are a fun and relaxing watercolor art activity for kids! We think these are great to create alone or with family & friends winding down together.

Here at The Artful Parent, we value process art (open-ended activities that allow kids to explore through art). This activity fits the bill as each child’s artwork will look different. And it’s a great one to revisit over and over again.

If you’re looking for more awesome watercolor activities for kids, try 12 Awesome Watercolor Art Activities for Kids.

How to Paint Watercolor Flowers


Time needed: 20 minutes


  1. Paint watercolor dots

    First, paint a variety of small watercolor dots, splotches and brush prints all over your paper in different colors.

  2. Add designs with crayons or colored pencils

    After the paint dries, use crayons or colored pencils to turn the colorful dots into flowers. Draw petals, center designs, or other interesting patterns.

    Watercolor Doodle Flowers with colored pencils and watercolor paint set

  3. Add watercolor details

    If you’d like, you can add additional details with watercolors.

    You can even try this on a piece of sticker paper or large address labels to make your own stickers.

  4. Cut and glue flowers

    Simply cut out around each flower and glue onto a new piece of colored paper. Or peel and stick you using sticker paper.

    Watercolor doodle flowers on colored paper

Now don’t let the fun stop here! Below are a few art ideas we think your kids will enjoy. If you try one, please tag us on Instagram (#theartfulparent). We really enjoy seeing your family’s arts & crafts projects!

Watercolor Art Activities for Kids - Doodle Flowers 5
Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

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