Have you tried watercolour resist learning? It's an age old technique using a natural coloured crayon and watercolour paint. Write or draw a message, or picture on your dry piece of paper, then paint over the drawing and the wax in the crayon will repel the paint, revealing the "hidden message."
There are many great ways to incorporate this into a fun way of learning with your child.
All you will need is:
- A natural coloured crayon, we recommend avoiding white crayons as these typically contain bleach and this is why you will never find a white crayon in your Honeysticks Beeswax Crayon pack.
- Honeysticks Natural Watercolours
- Watercolour paper or a thicker, good quality art paper. If you're using normal writing paper you may find that the watercolours leak more and the resist painting isn't as defined.
A few ways that you can create a fun lesson using water colour resist are:
- Number recognition
- Alphabet learning
- Numbers (how many stars are there, and then reveal the number)
- How to spell (guess the next letter)
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