The other day I posted a photo of some crayon resist art we were doing on intsagram, and my facebook page. Lots of people asked how it was done, so today we are sharing this magical, yet easy, art activity.
To make crayon resit art you will need:
- Crayons or oil pastels.
- Liquid water colours, water colour paint, food dye or marker paint.
- Something to cover your work surface.
- Smocks or aprons.
This can get a little messy, especially if you are using food dyes, so make sure you cover your work surface and give the kids aprons or old clothes. Have a damp cloth on hand to wipe fingers too.
This activity starts as an invitation to draw. Big sheets of blank paper are all my kids need, and they quickly fill the page with drawings.
Once you are done drawing it’s time to paint over your picture!
This activity works great with the beautiful and vibrant liquid water colours, but they are not always easy to get here, or affordable, so we used some homemade marker paint instead. You can also use food dyes (though they will stain fingers for a day or two) or regular water colour paints as long as they are very watered down.
As you cover the paper with colour, the crayon or pastel drawings magically resist the paint so their colour shines through, creating a really vibrant and colourful image.
For more fun art ideas check out my ‘Art for Kids (and adults)’ board on pinterest.