|

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.

|

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.


what’s hot

  1. VIEW ALL

highlights

Vote Now for the Children's & Teen Choice Book Awards
Voting is open now through May 3 for the Children's and Teen Choice Book Awards — the only national book awards program where the winning author, illustrator, and books of the year are selected by young readers. Encourage your child to vote for his favorites today!

Find Today's Newest & Best Children's Books!
Looking for newly released books for your child? Try our new Book Finder tool to search for new books by age, type, and theme, and create reading lists for kids!

10 Best E-Reading Apps for Kids
Whether your child likes reading fiction, non-fiction, magazines, or storybooks, these top-rated e-reading apps will help build her own personal library and encourage her love of reading.

Registered for Kindergarten — Now What?
Wondering what to do now that you've signed your child up for kindergarten? Try our award-winning Kindergarten Readiness app! This easy-to-use checklist comes with games and activities to help your child build essential skills for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Facebook icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks