Wednesday, July 5

July is World Watercolor Month!

Looking at the National Day Calendar website has always been fun for me. It gives me fun ideas of things to celebrate with Ava. From National Donut Day to National Popcorn Day, there is something for everyone to celebrate. According to the National Day Calendar, July is World Watercolor Month.  Ava loves to paint, she actually loves all types of art. We try to do some sort of art everyday to foster creativity and also as a part of tot school.

black brown girl painting watercolor coloring top mom mommy blogger art thedailyaprilnava atlanta georgia

The other day, Ava asked to color and instead of coloring, we decided to paint a picture and use water colors. I prefer watercolor paint because it keeps the mess down. Kids paint, although washable, is messy, and acrylic paint stains. I usually get Ava's paint from Dollar Tree and my paint came from Michael's. My water color set has great color payoff. I've even painted some of Ava's wooden dollhouse furniture with this paint set.

watercolor painting paint crafts top mom mommy blogger

The coloring pages are from a Melissa and Doug jumbo coloring pad that I picked up from TJ Maxx. The pages have really big and simple pictures which are easier for younger children to color.

melissa and doug coloring painting watercolor paint top mom mommy blogger

Check out our masterpieces. We may be on our way to having our own art exhibit in a museum! I love doing activities like this with Ava, we both enjoy it. What activities do you enjoy doing with your little? Let me know in the comments below! Until next time.

April K.
Follow me on InstagramFacebook, and Pinterest!


  1. I didn't know it's watercolor month! Gives me another reason to do more crafts with the kids! Your masterpieces are amazing!

    Belle |

  2. I totally didn't know that! We will have to break out the crafts!

  3. My daughter loves doing art! I'll have to let her know about this being watercolor month - she'll want to watercolor every day now :)

  4. How adorable! I'm going to have my 4-year old son do some painting tomorrow - I can get over my fear of messiness to celebrate!


  5. I had no idea water-coloring had a month! So fun!

  6. I didn't know July was watercolor month! Thanks for sharing. We have to start watercoloring asap :)


  7. I didn't know about watercolor month! Giving me some ideas!

  8. Oh, never knew that there are watercolour national days as well. I have loved water colours when I was a kid & even now!

  9. I love using watercolours with my kids!

  10. I didn't know there was a national watercolor day. How fun! I loved doing stuff like that as a kid.

  11. painting is such a great activity for children! adorbs