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All About Liquid Watercolors

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I’ve had some questions regarding liquid watercolors so this post is all about liquid watercolors. The brand I use is Handy Art. They’re maybe not so common, but they are locally produced. From what I understand, they are sold through Nasco, under their name. After discovering the vendor at our local child care conference, I’ve been using their liquid watercolors and “Handy Spots” which are like Do-A-Dot painters. Of course, Discount School Supply and other places sell similar products.

I haven’t had a problem with liquid watercolors staining hands, especially if you use them diluted as in the ice cube painting activity. If you use them full strength you might want to be careful with clothes and the darker colors might stain around the fingernails but I have better luck with it than tempera.  I just love using the liquid watercolors and the kids do too, especially the metallic paints that Handy Art offers. They are kind of pricey but they last a long time and so versatile. The colors are vibrant full strength and watercolor looking when diluted. A great product!

Using Liquid Watercolors in preschool
Liquid water colors:

Handy Art® Liquid Watercolors are concentrated liquids that provide deep color strength straight from the bottle. Transparent colors and washes can be achieved by diluting with up to 4 parts water. Available in regular, fluorescent and metallic colors, our palette provides the artist the range to explore the layers of the watercolor world.
Handy Art® Liquid Watercolors are washable and will launder out of most fabrics and surfaces. Some colors will fade over time as these are dye based, not pigment based colors.

liquid watercolors
Sometimes we use them full strength, other times diluted. Either way, you don’t need a lot so it lasts a long time.
We really like the pearl, silver & paints. They add so much to art! We haven’t used the brass, gold and copper much yet.
metallic liquid watercolors
Here are some of the ways we’ve used liquid water colors:
Cornstarch Sidewalk Paint
making sidewalk paint with liquid watercolors
Ice Cube Painting
ice cube paint with liquid watercolors
Dipping, Soaking, Mixing
art with liquid watercolors
Umbrella Art

liquid watercolor art
Father’s Day Cards
liquid watercolor art
Coloring Rainbow Rice

coloring rice with liquid watercolors
painting clay with liquid watercolors
sensory bin with colored pasta with liquid watercolors

We can’t be without them!

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