Paper Towel Flower

Watercolors on paper towels come out so beautiful, almost like tie-dye. It's fun to see the colors spread as you paint. We paint this way often, but recently decided to turn our colorful towels into flowers!

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    We use an ice cube tray to hold our liquid watercolors. It's deep enough to help prevent spills.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    Grayson got to work adding beautiful color to the towel. The colors spread quickly and allowed his little hands to cover more space.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Step 3

    We laid them outside to dry. The color was stunning.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Step 4

    Once dry, we tore the towels into different sized shapes and stacked them largest to smallest.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 4

  • Step 5

    We twisted the bottom of each stack and used a clothespin to hold it. This also became our stem. (If you'd like, you could paint your clothespins too.)

    Photo reference of how to complete step 5

  • Done!

    They turned out so pretty. Emma insisted I spritz a little perfume on hers to be a little more realistic! She loved carrying them all around in a bunch pretending to be a bride.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 6

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