Day #18 Watery Wax Creations!
by Sara le Roux, Owner and Inspirer at The Creation Station Penistone and District
So I handed over the creative reins to ‘Daddy’ today whilst I was cleaning my equipment from this week’s classes. I’d set things up for them to explore ‘wax resist’ painting as I thought Boo would be intrigued by the ‘magic’ pictures that appear – plus I didn’t think that my husband would appreciate me throwing him into the deep end with an exploration of glitter and stickiness!
What You’ll Need
- White wax crayon/wax candle – we used an old candle
- Water colour paints – I didn’t have any watercolour paint so I watered down some Crayola ready mix paint
I could see Boo looking very confused as his colouring wasn’t showing up on the card – I think that he thought his ‘crayon’ was broken. My husband encouraged him to keep going and when they were done ‘drawing’, they switched to the paint.
He showed Boo how to use the watery paint mix to lightly ‘wash’ over the card to reveal the picture. I noticed as they were working that the candle we’d used wasn’t as dense in colour and weight as it maybe should’ve been to create really clear lines on the card. I would recommend using a white wax crayon or white candle to get really clear results (we use a translucent candle).
As the paint was brushed over the card, it didn’t stay on the waxed areas. Boo could see the ‘missing’ lines in the pictures and kept trying to paint over them! 🙂
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Activity Time: 10 minutes
Safety Tips: Be careful that your little one doesn’t try to make a snack out of the wax crayon or candle!
Day #18 DONE! 82 to go!