Last week in my CRAFTING A FUTURE class for first and second grade girls, I introduced them to the idea of water color resist painting, using white wax candles, about the size of a thick crayons together with crayons, and of course water colors. The results are festive and sweet, just like this group of little girls who are so thirsty to learn more that they showed up giggling fifteen minutes early.
I love the clear colors of water color paints, namely those sold on a palette, and we'll be using these little works of art to make packaging and gift tags for Purim.
In addition to the idea of "resist" the girls also learned a little bit about how to use water colors, namely with lots of water, as those that painted too densely with the paint weren't able to see the areas where they had drawn with the candle. Not to worry, dab the area with paper towel or tissue to remove some of the paint, and the resist areas can be seen.
This is a great project to try anytime, or even for adults to use as a way to make some fun wrapping paper. Hmmm, maybe I'll make some myself to use for Purim cards!
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