We did this activity together today!
Anya drew ‘something’ on her own first (just an outline) on a piece of drawing paper, using her crayons.
And as requested by Vai, I drew a picture of ‘Doc Hudson’ (a character from the movie ‘Cars’), using a white crayon (yes, white crayon on white paper!)
[Btw, every time I have to draw something for the kids, I HAVE TO refer to a picture, because my imagination is just bad, heh. So I referred to Vai's little puzzle to draw Doc Hudson]
Then I prepared the watercolour (one colour a time) on a palette.
First, we had blue (for the sky), then we had green (for the lower part of the drawing, ie. the ‘grass area’).
I got both kids to decide and agree on the first 2 colours (the top and lower part of the drawing).
This way, I didn’t have to prepare too many colours, AND most importantly, they learned to work together, to share the colour palettes, while at the same time maintain their own individual work (ie. Vai and his car, and, Anya and her drawing of a girl and a little house).
And this is what I love about using crayons AND watercolour, the crayons STAND OUT!
The kids can draw OVER the crayons, but the crayon lines will still be there! (which is the reason why I used a white crayon to draw the outline of Doc Hudson)
And here they are, and their paintings!
Do have a go and have fun with the little ones yeah!