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Water Color Crayon Resist Painting

Learning through play at home can be simple and fun for the whole family! If you are looking for an easy activity to do with items you already have, Water Color Crayon Resist Painting is a great project for all ages!

Materials Needed:

  • Thick Paper
  • Crayons
  • Watercolors
  • Cup of Water

First, let’s get our supplies! You’re going to want thick enough paper for watercolors, so the paint doesn’t bleed through. Watercolor paper is best if you have it laying around, but white construction paper works too. I recommend using palette watercolors because they are less messy for kids and make for easier cleanup. Make sure to also grab crayons, a paintbrush, a cup of water, and paper towels.

Have your child start by drawing their picture with crayons. You can use any color you want but using white can have a revealing effect when you paint. This works best if your child does an outline drawing and doesn’t color anything in with crayons. The paint is where the color comes from.

Next, have them paint over their crayon drawing with watercolors! You will notice that the paint doesn’t cover up the crayon because of its waxy texture. While creating art, your child will start to understand different textures and consistencies in materials and how wax repels water. Hang or lay out their artworks to dry and enjoy adding them to your fridge!

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