Kids Crafts: Wax paintings!

wax resistance

It’s been an age since I last shared a Kids craft with you! We haven’t really had much time and Miss Kaboodle has been taking advantage of all the toys she had off Santa! Naturally, we’ve been playing more than we’ve been crafting, I cant argue with that though because play is very important too!

The other day though, we decided we would get the paints out and we had loads of fun!

Wax Resistance Paintings!

What you will need!

  • watercolour paints
  • crayons
  • thick paper or card
  • paint brushes
  • a small bowl or cup
  • water

Here’s what you need to do!

First up you want to put the water into the bowl or cup ready to clean off your brushes. Then you will need to grab the card and crayons and draw a pretty picture! I love using white for this myself, but Miss Kaboodle was having a bit of trouble understanding what she needed to do. So instead of using white crayons we went with coloured crayons so that she could see exactly what she was drawing!

Once you have finished your drawings, you need to wet your paintbrush, dip it in your watercolours and then paint it over your drawing…

painting

It’s entirely up to you what you draw, what you create and what paints you use. We made quite a few drawings and colourings, many of which I drew under Miss Kaboodle’s supervision, which she then painted…

waxpainting

Miss K loved this activity, it was the perfect balance between creative and destructive! What more could a little one want? Drawing something pretty and then getting to paint all over it made her day. She loved watching the paint run off the wax and told me what was happening when she painted over one colour with another – “look mum! I made orange!”
We talked about how mixing colours together can make new colours and we managed to make orange, green, purple and brown together using the brushes and the paint.

We had a lot of fun, it was a great way to spend some time together and Miss Kaboodle now knows that red and yellow mixed together makes orange.  (The others haven’t sunk in just yet!)
That’s rewarding for me, we were creative and Miss Kaboodle learned something new! Perfect.

As always, Thanks for reading!

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