After all the students have their shapes created, we discuss how to use a paint brush and water colors. I show them what a dry watercolor pallet looks like and how when you add water to the colors it creates the paint. We also talk about how when student want to change colors, they have to wash out Mr. or Mrs. Brush (yes, that what we call our brushes!) before they dip it into a new color. We don't want to ruin our watercolors, so we have to give our brush a "bath"! Also we discuss how to use our brushes in a nice way and that smashing our brush onto our paper or into the paint pallet really hurts the brush.
Once their pictures are completely painted and dry, the students get to carefully peel the tape away to reveal their shapes!