Here is a list of materials to start your own journal:
1- Watercolor pad (I use Strathmore 400 series 11 x 15 inches)
2- Liquid watercolor, watercolor cakes, acrylic paint, crayons, markers, sharpie,colored pencil, washi tape, patterned paper
3- Brushes of all kinds and shapes (you can buy an inexpensive variety pack here)
4- Disposable cup and plate
6- hair dryer
7- scraps of paper, tea bags, coffee filters, anything really that you find interesting
The reason behind all this is to help your kids to express themselves and learn how to explore and unleash creativity without fear while collaborating with others.
Here are a few ideas if you don't know how to start.
1- Watercolor, washi tape and sharpie - Start by applying layers and layers of watercolor using the dryer between layers. Start doodling with sharpie and maybe add some washi tape following a few shapes that were drawn before.
5 - Sharpie - I started this piece by drawing with sharpie on a blank piece of paper and then ask the kids to draw some more and then color it. Easy peasy!
Do some art, enjoy the moment and have a wonderful time with your little ones!