Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Unplugged Project ~ Magic

Magic Painting

This weeks Unplugged Project was "Magic" so Emily and I did some Magic Painting.
Every year at my Church's Easter Party we dye Easter Eggs and it was my job to make crosses on them with a clear wax crayon. The kids were then surprised to see them "magically" appear once they dyed their eggs. For this weeks project I did something similar with Emily except instead of eggs we used plain white paper and watered down paint. It was a lot of fun to see the surprise on Emily's face as the pictures "magically" appeared on her white paper when she painted with the blue paint!

First, I drew some shapes on a piece of plain white paper with a clear wax crayon.

Let the magic begin!!
I gave Emily some watered down paint and told her to paint the whole page.
As she painted over the parts that I had colored with the wax crayon the shapes began to appear.

I gave Emily the wax crayon and let her try it.
She said, "Mommy, how come I no see it?" while she was drawing.

Emily drew circles all over the paper and then painted over them...unfortunately she didn't press hard enough so it was hard to see her drawings. I made her another one to try with just scribbles all over it. She was happy to watch the lines appear all over the paper! We will definitely be doing this activity again...we BOTH had a lot of fun!
**Make sure that the paint is watered down enough or it just covered over the wax**
***This would probably work really well with water colors or water color paints***


Ticia said...

I did this growing up using watercolor paints. I know it works with the paints that come in the little trays.

Bobbi & Noe said...

Great MAGIC trick with art!

Michelle said...

I am going to try those with Emily...I think they would work better too!


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