No need to have strong artistic skills; I printed a template for our sea creatures and traced each one onto contact paper.
Cut out and attach each animal to a piece of watercolor paper.
We talked about ocean colors as we added watercolors, which had Travis proudly concentrating on blues, purples, and greens.
It was an interesting lesson that the watercolor wouldn’t spread across the plastic surface of the contact paper!
If your child tires of painting before the entire paper is covered, that’s fine; just be sure the watercolors reach all the edges of the animal shape.
Let dry, then peel off for the big reveal. Wow!