Nov 26, 2012

Snowflake Resist


If you go to the holiday decoration section at Michaels, you can find these amazing laser-cut wood snowflake decorations that are cheap (about three for $1) and perfect for making crayon rubbings. These are the same snowflakes I used for the Plaster Paperweight project.
1. I made this picture with a white crayon, but younger students could use bright colors they could see more easily. I placed the snowflake under my paper, and rubbed over it with the side of a large crayon, going back and forth in many directions.
2. Liquid watercolor was painted over all the picture, and dabbed with a paper towel to soak up the paint on the crayon.

8 comments:

Sarah said...

Hi, this is Sarah. What kind of crayon did you use? A white wax crayon?

Kathy Barbro said...

Yep, and I rubbed it with a lot of pressure.

Sarah said...

Thank you for the information. I like the picture and the project very much! I will try it with my 2nd graders. Greetings from Germany

Sherry said...

so simple and beautiful

Anonymous said...

regular printer paper?

Kathy Barbro said...

No, regular copy paper looks pretty bad with watercolor paint, even the really good paint. Try one of the art drawing papers, like Strathmore, as it is "crisper" and take the color much better.

Bonita said...

Just letting you know that I linked to this cool art project in my Snowflake Unit Study: http://www.zujava.com/snowflake-study

Natasha said...

Hi Kathy! Your blog is filled with really great ideas. I decided to have a try at this particular craft and used the Color Diffusing Paper from Roylco to achieve the diffusing effect. http://roylco.com/product/R15213
The paper works great with watercolors! Would be great to see what else you could do with paper like this.
Thanks and keep up the good work!