Batik painting for kids

My youngest daughter is home with a cold and has been spending the days painting and drawing. In one of her art books she found instructions for batik painting with wax crayons. I really liked the idea and thought I would share how to do it.

Start with a black wax crayon outline

Start with a black, wax crayon outline

 

Colour the picture with wax crayons, best with bright or light colours

Colour the picture with wax crayons, best with bright or light colours and a heavy solid filling

 

Scrunch the paper up

Scrunch the paper up

 

Flatten the picture out

Flatten the picture out

 

Paint over the picture with black paint and plenty of water so all the wrinkles in the paper are filled, (all white areas will also be painted black)

Paint over the picture with black paint and plenty of water so all the wrinkles in the paper are filled, (all white areas will also be painted black)

 

I laid a bit of toilet paper on the picture, after the black paint, to soak up the paint that wasn’t absorbed by the wax.

Good fun for an inside day.

 

batik 6

Finished painting

 

 

 

 

 

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One thought on “Batik painting for kids

  1. IsobelandCat says:

    It’s very effective. I like it. Thanks

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