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Colouring idea for children - cute seahorses

Colouring idea for children - cute seahorses
30 min Easy

Easy colouring ideas like these seahorses let your child’s creativity run wild. With these, they will create great works of art for their Kids' room or the fridge door. Trying out lots of bright colours and different colouring techniques with wax crayons and watercolours doesn't just help children’s sense of colour, it also helps them hold the pencil correctly. And in addition their fine motor skills are trained in a playful way.


An article by Maiken

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Material overview

What you need

ProductArticle no.Quantity
Noris® junior 224 Wax crayon - Wallet containing 18 wax crayons in assorted colours 224 C18 1
Noris® 120 Graphite pencil - Single product HB 120-2 1
Mars® plastic 526 53 Eraser in premium quality - Single product, size: 43 x 19 x 13 mm 526 53 1
Noris® 888 Paint box - Single product containing 12 different, easy-to-blend watercolour paints, one tube of opaque white and one brush 888 NC12 1
STAEDTLER® 989 Synthetic brush - Blistercard containing 3 brushes: #2 round, #8 round, #8 flat 989-SBK3-3 1

Additionally required:

Scissors, craft glue, black and white paper

Seahorse template

Step-by-step tutorial

Print out the seahorse template. Grab a white sheet of paper and a pencil and trace the template. It’s very easy: shade the back of the template motif with the pencil. Place the template (with the front side facing up) on the drawing paper. Then trace the outline and lines of the seahorse using the pencil. This will transfer the motif to the paper. If the line is too dark, erase it slightly with an eraser.

Seahorse template

Now it's time to use the Noris junior wax crayons. Draw lots of colourful circles around the seahorse's belly. Then draw another circle around the coloured circles with the white wax crayon – later this will create a beautiful “magic effect” in these areas.

Choose two or more colours and trace the outline of the seahorse until the whole seahorse can be seen.

For the next step, you will need the watercolour box and a brush. Colour the seahorse in your colours of choice. Magic effect: The watercolour is repelled in the areas where you used the wax crayon and creates a beautiful pattern.

Now all that’s missing is the seahorse's face. Cut out the eye from the white and black paper and glue it onto the seahorse.


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