With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, the toddlers and preschoolers in my home daycare have been busy making Valentines’ cards for their parents.
Recently, we made these awesome wax resist cards! We love wax-resist art. Some folks call it crayon-resist or paint-resist, but whatever you call it, it’s just plain fascinating!
How it’s done:
You simply write a message on white paper with a white crayon and then paint over the message with watercolours.
Kids love watching their art work magically appear before their eyes as they paint!
This process is wonderful for creating greeting cards or unique art to hang in your child’s room!
Pop over to CBC Parents to read all about it, and to see the all Valentines cards that the hooligans have made.
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Jackie is a mom, wife, home daycare provider, and the creative spirit behind Happy Hooligans. She specializes in kids’ crafts and activities, easy recipes, and parenting. She began blogging in 2011, and today, Happy Hooligans inspires more than 2 million parents, caregivers and Early Years Professionals all over the globe.
I think I have more fun with these activities than my Granddaughter does. I was going to try this for Valentine’s day after seeing your wax resist thank you cards. You beat me to it. I can’t thank you enough for all your easy to do ideas.
I know what you mean, Marilyn! I have just as much fun as the kids too!
We did oil pastel resist valentines last week. They love seeing the picture appear with the watercolor. I have been meaning to buy liquid watercolors but we made our own with dryed out markers . Thanks for sharing!
I love this idea! I’ll have to try it. I just created tape resistant Valentine paintings with my kids and they really enjoyed it. I just started my own blog to share crafty ideas and free printables.