Creating Natural Watercolors

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7 minutes

Activity by:

Sofia V. Gonzalez

About the Activity

Traditional paints, such as acrylic paint, are often more harmful to the environment than we realize. Learn how you can utilize natural materials in your neighborhood to create your own watercolors and inks!


Natural watercolors invite you to look at your neighborhood in a new way. Go on a walk through your neighborhood to collect local plants, such as loquat leaves, to use to create your own art materials. Natural watercolors allow you to learn more about your neighborhood and protect our water supply and ecosystems.

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