Wax Resist Art for Kids
Coloring with different types of colors to create an awesome look is the art of MIXED COLOR PAINTING.
One of the type is WAX RESIST . This type of art is very easy to create with little kids and so very addictive at the same time. There are different techniques of Wax Resist also, few of which I will demonstrate in this post.
- Plain thick paper of any color (White/yellow/black) or paper plate
- Wax crayons
- White wax candle can also be used
- Water colors
Step 1: Draw any desired pattern with either matching wax crayon on the paper – white on white, yellow on yellow, black on black – or opposite color as per your desired output.
Wax Resist Balloons
In this, I drew balloons with white crayon on white paper plate.
Step 2: Dilute the water color and swipe with brush on the paper.. to discover the design you just made. Even the kids can color it. They will love to create a magic painting (as the design was not visible 😉 )
Wax Resist Flower
In these, I have used single color, as this was my first attempt. So kept it simple and single color.
Different colored balloons can be made and a bunch of different colored flowers, as we get a hang on the consistency of dilution of water color.
Next the little one wanted to create a nature scene, so we progressed to multi-color painting. I drew trees, grass, sun etc. details with yellow crayon, so that he can color accordingly.
Wax Resist Painting
Not very neat though, but 3-year old had fun and understood the different colors in the nature .. win-win 😉
Next we took it to higher level. I outlined few buildings and the iconic BURJ KHALIFA, which he colored black with crayons.
Then he filled in the sky with shades of yellow and orange with diluted water colors, of course I guided him through. But proud to say he colored all on his own . See the video of him coloring.
Wax Resist Painting by 4-year old
Isn’t it amazing?? The best part of this technique is diluted water color doesn’t disturb the wax details, so even if the brush strokes go over it, it won’t effect.
Did you notice the different techniques of wax resist art I just showed? So simple and unique.
- Technique 1: We just outlined with crayon and filled with single diluted water color.
- Technique 2: We outlined with crayon but used multiple water colors filling in details.
- Technique 3: Another is we filled details/objects with crayons and colored the background with water colors.
What are you waiting for?
Go and create some superb master pieces with your little one(s). But before that, don’t forget to PIN IT for later reference and share with others .. #sharingiscaring 🙂
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20 thoughts on “Wax Resist Art for Kids”
Great ideas. I have tried a version for my 2 years old. will try all other ones too
Kids love this form of wax art as it appears like magic on the paper. A tad bit messy but parents should overlook that.
These painting is looking awesome. I will also try for my son and daughter. Thanks for sharing.
Wow this is wonderful! I must try this out with my son.
These are some great tips! I will get my kids busy with these ideas.
These look nice. Especially the burn khalifa one has come out very nice. Doesn’t look as if a three year old did this.
Yeah I know.. didn’t expect him to do it exceptionally good.
this is really great art and idea. My daughter going to love it, we will make our own masterpiece by your technique
Great. Do share your masterpiece.
This is so cool! I have never tried this but I’m sure Karma will love to do this. A different kind of art activity! Great idea!
this technique is new to me. Love the idea of wax resist art
Quite a fun activity for kids. Will do this with my 4yo. Am sure she’ll enjoy this a lot.
This is so good technique, shall use it today as we need lot of different crafts in summer holidays.
Loved this art form dear, will surely make the kiddo try his hands on it buddy
All the ideas are so awesome. I am sure I am going to try these out with my little one.
This is such an easy craft thanks for highlighting the techniques.
bookmarked!!, I love your blog!
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