This was a two part activity. For it you will need one piece of card stock, a variety of white absorbent materials (coffee filters, doileys, paper towel, construction paper,) water color paints and brushes.
First have your child cut or tear pieces of the absorbent materials and collage with the glue stick on to the card stock. After it dries, have your child paint with the water colors onto the collage. Another option is to reverse the process – have them paint on aborbent materials, then have them cut and collage with what they had painted.
We will enjoy these now, then I am thinking of recycling them around mothers day. Either giving as is, letting them draw flowers on top with black marker, or havung them use a large flower hole punch to cut flowers from their picture to glue onto cards.