Combine painting and coloring with this fun process art project for kids of all ages. Grab our free printable reverse coloring art project below and create colorful art. Reverse coloring is easy with a few simple supplies: paper, paint, and markers. We love simple and doable art projects for kids!


Reverse Coloring For Process Art

A process art activity is more about the making and the doing rather than the finished product. The point of process art is to help kids explore—their environment, their tools, and even their minds. Process artists see art as pure human expression.

If you’re unfamiliar with process art, make it easy! Focus on open-ended art, paying more attention to how the art is created than to what it looks like.

Start using simple art supplies like watercolors, crayons, and markers. Tools already familiar to you and your kids will make the activity more fun!

How to Do Reverse Coloring

Find the printable instructions below.


  • Art Paper
  • Watercolor paints
  • Black markers


STEP 1: Use your watercolor paints to paint any design you like on art paper. Let it dry.


STEP 2: Now, use a black marker to outline the shapes you created with your watercolor paints.


STEP 3: Once you have outlined the areas of paint, use the marker to add details, designs, shapes, stripes, dots, etc. Now you have made a reverse coloring page!

💡TIP: You can use black or any other colored markers. You can incorporate Zentangle concepts, too!


More Fun Process Art Activities

💡 Look through the entire Process Art Collection here.

Helpful Art Resources To Get You Started

Here are a few resources that will help you introduce art more effectively to your kiddos or students and feel confident yourself when presenting materials. You’ll find helpful free printables throughout.

Printable Famous Artist Bundle

You’ll find each of our famous artists featured in our Famous Artists Project Pack 👇  including tons of fantastic resources!

This bundle includes a variety of art packs to cover different areas of the art experience! It is perfect for ages 5-12, with various activities to suit all age levels. It is easy to use in the home or classroom.


  • Famous Artists Project Pack with 25+ artists to explore past and present, including women, people of color, and indigenous peoples.
  • Artists Challenge Pack: Various extra art projects, including a museum scavenger hunt and extras.
  • 7 Elements of Art Pack: Learn about and explore the 7 elements of art with handy information, tips, and fun projects to try.
  • Art and Playdough Pack: Make homemade playdough and use these art mats with kids of all ages. They feature famous artists and simple information.
  • Art Techniques Pack: Learn watercolor, collage, and printmaking techniques for your art projects. This pack is complete with information, tips, and activities to try!