A Magic Painting Wax Resist
Write Secret Messages Activity Painting Lesson
Kids love magic painting. You can write a secret message or draw a cartoon that the children will find and discover as they play with the colourful paint or dye.
Even better you can teach the whole class this cool art trick. By writing their own messages to pass on to other school friends to discover secret messages with colourful paints and dyes.
Lots of fun that involves everyone.
A great way for new classes to work together....
You will need
Paper – white adsorbent construction paper
A long thin candle or white wax crayons
FAS Super Tempera Poster Paint - water based or a Painting Dye
Wide Brushes – Old interior decorators are idea.
Newspaper or Cover sheet.
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Lets get started:
Lay down your cover sheet or newspaper. Put aprons on the children.
Draw on your secret design on the white paper using either end of the candle or use the white crayon and write a few simple words.
Paint over the wax design using a brush with one or more colours. The wax from the candle or the crayon resists the paint and as if by magic shows through the colourful secret message.
Any colour wax crayon will work but try to use them in a heavy way to lay down plenty of wax.
If your crayons are too hard try warming them up a little to soften the wax.
Paint: High quality thick kid's poster paint may be too thick to do this project. If your paint is too thick try adding some water. As paint that is thinner like water is better.
You can also do this with a colourful water based dye. Use gloves.
Thin paper gets too soggy and might fall apart.
This can be one of those art exercises that children love to do again and again.
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