Crayon Resist Scarecrow: Fun Art Activity for Kids

CRAYON RESIST ART: SCARECROW EDITION

This fun art activity for kids will not only tap their creativity but also entertain them like a magic trick. This easy art project idea uses items most people have around the house and is so much fun! Your child will delight as the image they drew comes to life as they paint over it. Best of all you can incorporate this into your home-based preschool learning experience to help explain:

  • Basic Science Concepts: Explain to your child how everything is made up of small molecules and that the wax molecules of the crayon resist or “push away” the water molecules.
  • Cause and Effect: Teach your child the concept of cause and effect as they see the effect the crayon is having on the watercolor paint soaking into the paper.

Materials Needed: 

  • Paper 
  • Watercolors 
  • A Paintbrush 
  • White crayon

 

Instructions:

  1. Have your child draw a scarecrow or other Fall image on the paper using the white crayon. You can also draw images on the paper beforehand so the revealed image will be a surprise.
  2. Dip your paintbrush in water and watercolors and paint over the entire page.
  3. Watch how the watercolors resist where the white crayon is but show up brightly everywhere else on the paper.

 

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