|

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.


highlights

11 Awesome STEM Toys to Get Kids into Science & Math
Get your child excited about the STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, and math) and summer learning! See our picks for science kits, math games, and other STEM toys for kids of all ages.

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, brought to you by Galactic Hot Dogs.

Preventing Hot Car Deaths: 6 Facts & Tips for Parents
Every year, between 30 and 50 children in the U.S. die from overheating in a vehicle. Learn facts and prevention tips to safeguard your child from "hot car death."

Registered for Kindergarten — Now What?
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