Crayon Resist Spiral Art

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My 3 year old loves anything to do with messy play, using paint and drawing. He also loves the intricate loops of spirals and will often draw these while doodling on paper.

I had a brain wave the other day to combine his love for spirals and some paint, this is what happened!

Crayon resist spiral art

crayon resist spiral art

This is another of those oh so simple art activities. You will need some paper (A3 used here) a white wax crayon and water colors with a paint brush.

My 3 year old was not interested in drawing these spirals himself and I don’t blame him as it looked like I was drawing nothing from his point of view. I had to angle the paper in the light even for me to see what I had drawn!crayon resist spiral art white crayon

Once done, offer your child the paper to paint on and watch his amazement at the spirals pop out as he paints!crayon resist spiral art starting out

Encourage different color use or leave your child with his imagination!crayon resist spiral art paint brush

Mine even went into finger painting mode.crayon resist spiral art finger painting

I also made my 4 year old a little park scene to paint but he was just not into it. My 19 month old  painted a little scene too but that didn’t last very long as she was more interested in crumpling the paper. 🙂

But I do so love that each of my children love to do different activities. By doing an activity for each specifically I expose the other to it as well and give them the opportunity to explore it while encouraging the child that loves that type of activity.crayon resist art

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  1. I used to do something similar with paper plates ob a rainy day. We called them blooming trees! Draw the trunk with a crayon and the tree and flowers in watercolor markers, and then place out in the rain for a minute if drzzling and a few seconds if its pouring. The kids always loved it and still remember the fun we had.

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