Watercolor Initials Posters

Create simple and beautiful artwork for your child’s room that features watercolor painting and your child’s initial, too!



  • Contact Paper
  • watercolor paper
  • watercolors

Draw and cut-out your child’s initial from the Contact Paper. I drew mine free-hand, but you could also print out a large letter to trace. Stick the initial onto the watercolor paper – I cut our paper to 8″x10″ to fit in some frames we had. Make sure you give the contact paper a good rub so the watercolors won’t seep underneath it during painting.


Let your little artist go to work painting the entire paper. The more colors, the better! If your colors aren’t looking bright enough, encourage your child to “stir” the brush in the paint for a count of 5. That will load the brush really well and give nice, bright colors.


Let your painting dry, then peel off the Contact Paper. Voila! Beautiful artwork to brighten and personalize your child’s room. Have fun!


What do you think?



  1. 16

    They look beautiful but instead of construction paper can you use any kind of tape?

  2. 17

    Watercolor paintings are considered a unique way to creatively represent dreams, illusions, emotions, and bright feelings using water-soluble pigments.

  3. 18

    thank you for this nice project , we enjoyed so much when doing

  4. 19

    Nice project, and one could take it one step further and use cut-outs of just about anything, a star, a balloon etc.!

  5. 20

    Your paint color looks really really close to the color we just painted our girls room… it isn’t “Sassy Lilac” by valspar is it?? LOL

  6. 21

    What great crafty fun!!! Love it! I’ll definitely be doing this with my girls this summer!

  7. 22

    What a great idea – thanks!

  8. 23

    I’m excited to play with contact paper!

  9. 24

    this is so cool!! I am our Cubbie Craft “Lady” and always looking for some fun crafts to keep our Cubbies busy when they come in!!! I am going to get working on this one right away as I have about 48 initals to cut out. But I think it will be worth it!!!!!

  10. 25

    Beautiful! Wow!

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  12. 27

    Wow! This is a great idea. You’ve got me thinking!

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  13. 28

    That’s so fun, Amy! Love it! My son is really into finding his letter everywhere, too, so I’m sure he would love this!

  14. 29

    I LOVE these. I’m doing them this week!!

  15. 30

    We have done something similar with white crayon, but the contact paper is ingenious!

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    Avatar Mariah@Playful Learning says

    They look beautiful! I can’t wait to try this project with the girls… thanks for the great idea.