Creative Saturdays – Crayon Resist Tadeo Turtle
This week I decided to go back to my own childhood and try a crayon resist. It is easy and fun.
You will need:
- A piece of cardboard
- Tempera Paint (I used black but any colour would do)
- Crayons (brightly coloured)
- Something to etch the picture – a pen that doesn’t work is great, a bread and butter knife. I used the end of one of my watercolour brushes.
1. Using crayons colour all over the cardboard. You can do straight lines of colour, circles, random (this is what I did), a pattern – it doesn’t matter.
2. Go over your picture again with the crayons to be sure you have it as filled as possible – press hard.
3. Using a large paint brush apply the paint to the whole picture.
4. Make sure the paint is perfectly dry. Use a hair dryer if you can’t wait. Etch your picture and watch the colours appear. Put down newspaper because when you etch it will make a mess. You can etch as much as you want. The more you clear the black the more colour will show through.
I had lots of fun making a Crayon Resist Tadeo Turtle. Try it with different pictures – Butterflies, children, family, any picture will work.
Please check out more about my book Tadeo Turtle on Tadeo’s Page. You will find more activities at the back of my book. And a 24 page curriculum is available if you ask.
For more craft ideas from He Cares for Us go to Crafts for Kids.
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