Here's what you need to do:
Secondly, ask your child to paint their crayon drawing using dark watercolors. Mix the watercolors with more water ie use dark paint but make it diluted.
Your child will be fascinated when the watercolors resist the crayons when they paint. This craft is really easy for little ones to do since they don't have to paint in the details. They merely paint over the details or crayon drawings instead. Its easier to draw then to paint.
Here are some tips for doing this crayon resist craft:
- Use light crayon colors and press really hard to get more wax out when drawing.
- Use dark water colors and dilute it with more water so that the paint is watery and not too thick.
- Use a cloth to blot out the excess wet paint over the crayon drawing parts.
- Don't overpaint. Otherwise the paper will become blotchy or tear.
We created rainbow scenes and drew heart shapes and "I love You's" on our paintings but you can also create a Snowman or Santa (for really young children) or other snow scenes using white crayons and black paint. This craft can be turned into a fun Christmas Craft. Enjoy!