Day #18 Watery Wax Creations!

sara le roux

 

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

  • Card
  • 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
  • Brush

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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.

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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).

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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! 🙂

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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!

Sara x

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