This DIY Rainbow Watercolour Backpack Is So Cool For School

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DIY Watercolour Backpack

Forget spending an arm and a leg on a cool new backpack this year! As a child, I was always itching to have the most unique and one-of-a-kind bag to show off at school. This fulfills all my childhood dreams, and if your child is a color-lover like me, they’ll be proud to rock this watercolour backpack while strolling through the halls at school. Best part? It takes less than thirty minutes to make and costs less than $20. I feel like this school year is a win already.

DIY Watercolour Backpack

Supplies:

Instructions:

Step 1: Start by spraying the backpack with a very light mist of water. Don’t soak it! You want it to be barely damp so the marker slightly bleeds as you colour.

DIY Watercolour Backpack

DIY Watercolour Backpack

Step 2: Using the markers, add colour over the entire surface of the backpack. Be sure to alternate the colours you’re using. Don’t worry about saturating the bag with ink. Scribbles are just fine and will still get the same effect.

DIY Watercolour Backpack

Step 3: Once you’ve covered a portion of the backpack’s surface with marker, spritz some water over the ink. The more water you add, the more the colours will bleed together, creating a cool watercolour look.

DIY Watercolour Backpack  DIY Watercolour Backpack

DIY Watercolour BackpackDIY Watercolour Backpack

Step 4: Use a paper towel to soak up any extra water that isn’t being absorbed.

DIY Watercolour Backpack

Step 5: Seal the colour with heat by tossing the backpack in the dryer for a few minutes until it is dry again. Alternatively, you can wait for the backpack to dry and then run over the colourful surface with an iron. It removes wrinkles as a bonus!

DIY Watercolour Backpack

This project is so easy to make. I honestly started and finished it while my daughter was eating her breakfast! Try this technique out on other items like shirts and socks to add colourful fun to your family’s wardrobe!

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