Today we did a paint resist painting activity.
- Card stock paper (or non absorbent paper)
- White Candle (or white crayon)
- Water Colors
- Paint Brush
- Small amount of water for the water colors.
My helpful son, D, helped me get our table and chairs ready while I secretly drew pictures onto the card stock paper using the white candle.
All you need to do is use your water colors to paint on the picture and the image will magically appear. The candle will resist the paint and leave the outline visible.
I cut up the A4 size paper into 4 pieces to make it more kid friendly.
This activity can be even sweeter if Daddy writes a message to his kids using the candle before work. When Mama does the activity with the kids the message their dad left them is revealed.
This activity would also be great at a childs birthday party during a scavenger hunt! Write your clues on the card stock and have the children guess where the secret item is by using the magic clues.
The possibilities are endless!