Rainy Day Art – Complete the Painting

I have a collection of really great paintings and pictures that I’ve torn from magazines and books over the years.  One of last week’s rainy and cold afternoons called for something to occupy the restless troops.  They chose one of the paintings, cut it in half, pasted one half on a piece of cardstock and used watercolors to recreate the other half.  They LOVED this!  (And it was super-easy for me!)

Complete the Painting


  1. What a great idea! I am going to do this sometime very soon.
    Thanks for sharing it.

  2. What a fantastic idea. I love it. I can’t wait to try that with my kids. Hey, it is supposed to rain next week.

  3. Love this idea-thanks for sharing!

  4. Wow your children did a wonderful job recreating the picture! What a great idea!!!
    Pauline in Australia “O)

  5. Fantastic Idea. Our son loves to paint and draw. This will surely enhance his enthusiasm.


  6. Great artwork! Kudos to the kiddos!

  7. You might try using watercolor pencils to complete the second half and then actually take the pictures out into the rain for a different kind of “rainy day” picture.

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