an activity for preschoolers:
Make stunning resist creations using simple materials.

before you begin:
This activity is so simple, only a few supplies are needed. Make sure you have plenty of color choices for crayons and watercolors. Pre-fill paint cups and lay out brushes and paper.

activity goals:
Explore color mixing.
Explore cause and effect.
Develop fine motor skills.
Practice creating negative space.

This activity works well for abstract art too. Using only a white crayon really makes the paint colors pop!

let's get started

step 1
Use crayons to draw a picture, shape or patterns on plain paper
step 2
With paint brush, paint watercolor directly over the crayon art
step 3
Watercolors will blend where they touch, but will resist the crayon art creating a beautiful effect!