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Paper Batik

Materials

  • Construction paper
  • Crayons
  • Tempera paint, liquid
  • Paintbrush
  • Newspaper
  • Paper
  • Hot iron

Directions

  1. Have your child completely color a piece of construction paper with crayons.
  2. Show her how to crumple the paper carefully into a tight ball, then gently unfold the picture and notice how the surface has cracked.
  3. Brush contrasting liquid tempera paint over the paper to create a mosaic effect.
  4. When the picture dries, place it on a sheet of newspaper and cover it with a piece of thin paper.
  5. Using a patting motion, iron the paper with a hot iron to smooth the wrinkles and to transfer the original image to the blank paper.

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Copyright 1998 by Patricia Kuffner. Excerpted from The Preschooler's Busy Book with permission of its publisher, Meadowbrook Press.

To order this book visit Meadowbrook Press.


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