You might remember doing watercolor crayon resist projects when you were a kid. Like using rubber cement, this is a fun way to show kids how different things react with watercolor.
Resist, means that the crayon will repel the watercolor away from it. If you use a white crayon during this activity, your kid’s eyes may think it’s magic!
- Water Color Paints (preferably dark colors)
- Paint Brush
- Crayons (preferably light color crayons, even white)
Water Color Resist With Crayons Step by Step
- Draw a picture on the paper with crayons.
- Now use watercolor to paint over the entire paper.
We drew a Halloween night, but this activity will work on many other topics.
A Few More Ideas
- Underwater scene with fish – Use all crayon colors and blue watercolor for the water.
- Sky scene – Use white crayons for clouds, other colors for birds, and blue watercolor for the sky.
- Exploding fireworks – Use bright color crayons and black watercolor for the night.
- A secret note – Before starting this activity, take a white crayon and write a secret message to your kids. Do this without them knowing. Next, have them paint dark watercolor over the paper to reveal the note.