With Easter just around the corner, we decided to give these simple crayon resist Easter eggs a go. It’s a simple craft activity, with minimal prep time, but the kids loved it and results are pretty cool too!
What You Will Need:
- White paper
- White crayon (I purchased ours from our local art supplies shop)
- Watercolour paints (ours are from the $2 shop)
- Glue or cellotape
What is Crayon Resist?
Crayon resist is a basic art technique where you make a drawing using crayon (light colours work best) and then paint over the crayon with watercolour paints. The areas of crayon resist the paint and repel the water colour away from it.
How to Make Crayon Resist Easter Eggs
Using the white crayon, draw an egg shape on the paper. I did a few different sizes.
Next, ask your child to draw patterns inside the egg shape with the crayon. They can draw zig zags, swirly lines, spots etc, let their imagination take over!
You need to press quite hard with the crayon for the best effect, so you may need to help younger children.
Using the watercolour paints, paint lines across the egg. Leave to dry.
Once the paint is dry, cut around the egg shape. Use ribbon to tie a little bow and glue or tape to the top of the egg.
We hung our crayon resist Easter eggs in the window as they made super cute window decorations!
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