The Easiest Way to Store and Distribute Liquid Watercolors

I’ve recently fallen in love with liquid watercolors. They are so versatile and can be as intense or as muted as you make them. Plus, they don’t leave behind a tacky residue like some oval-pan watercolors do.

However, the tricky part about liquid watercolors is figuring out how to store and distribute them. Luckily, I have come up with a solution that makes these problems non-existent. If you’re interested in using liquid watercolors or you’ve experienced storage and distribution challenges with them, make sure to watch the video!

Do you use liquid watercolors in your classroom? What does your set-up look like?

Share some of your favorite liquid watercolor lessons with us below!

2 years ago

Jennifer Borel

Jennifer is an middle school art teacher in Kansas who is passionate about creating an organized, well-managed environment where students feel comfortable to learn and explore.


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  • Mel

    Do you allow students to make their own colors and washes? (As they would in the lid of their eg. Prang watercolor set). If so, how?

    • I haven’t ever tried that at the elementary level because the bottles of full concentration cost a lot of money and there is only one to pass around. However, in middle school or above I see this being an awesome possibility. Maybe put then full-concentration in squeeze bottles (like the ones used in the tie-dye process) and allow them to mix colors in their own plastic cups. It could even make a great color theory lesson.

  • Cathy Fall Bartos

    I do this exact same thing. i just keep the plastic containers in the well and stack them until the next week. I try to schedule lessons that use some of the same materials one after each other or at the same time so that i dont have to get things out and put them away over and over again. love this watercolor. so bright and pretty!

    • Yes! Trying to keep classes doing similar things is always a good plan!

  • Kaleena Grasela

    I’m super pumped to try this! What size plastic cups with lids do you use to fit the wells?