Leaf rubbing is always a popular activity for kids, and now you can turn a classic activity into a cool art technique by using a white crayon! Have you ever tried crayon resist art? Find out how to make watercolor resist art for kids.  All you need is paper, crayons, watercolors, and a handful of real leaves to get started!

LEAF PAINTING WITH WATERCOLOR RESIST ART

CRAYON AND WATERCOLOR

A fun mixed media project using white crayon and watercolors.  What is a crayon resist? A crayon resist means a portion of the surface is covered with a layer of crayon that repels the watercolor away.  This means when a layer of watercolor is added afterwards, the color sticks to the surrounding paper allowing the resist layer to show through.  Also check out our tape resist painting!

Leaves have amazing arrangement of veins on them.  It’s called the venation pattern.   Fall is a time on the year when we love to collect a variety of colorful leaves.  Here is a fun crayon resist art activity to try with them and show off their patterns!

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CRAYON RESIST ART WITH LEAVES

Grab your free fall project here and get started today!

YOU WILL NEED:

  • Leaves
  • Paper
  • Watercolors
  • White crayon
  • Water
  • Paintbrush

HOW TO MAKE CRAYON RESIST PAINTING

STEP 1. Place the leaf underneath the paper.  Then use the white crayon and color all over the leaf. Push down hard when you color.

An alternative would be to draw leaves in white crayon without actually needing to do a rubbing!

STEP 2. Move the leaf to a different spot underneath the paper to make multiple rubbings.

STEP 3.  Paint over the entire page with watercolors.  Use fall theme colors if you like!

Also check out our leaf rubbings with aluminum foil!

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