Wax Resist Leaf Painting
Wax resist leaf painting activity involve both arts and science lesson. Apart from making a beautiful piece of creative arts, children also get to learn that water and wax does not mix.
This is also an activity of nature art and crafts which is great at instilling a sense of awe and wonder for the children about the natural world. Contact with nature can enhance creativity, bolster mood, lower stress, improve mental acuity, well-being and productivity, cultivate social connectedness, and promote physical activity. It also has myriad educational benefits for teaching and learning. (https://theconversation.com/being-in-nature-is-good-for-learning-heres-how-to-get-kids-off-screens-and-outside-104935)
To do the activities, let the children get outside to gather some leaves. Once done, let them inspect the leaves, study the shape, vines and characteristics of leaves of different types. Next, provide them with a piece of white paper and a candle or crayon. Ask the children to lay the leaf underneath the paper then rub the candle or crayon on top of the paper where the leaf is placed. Afterwards let the children paint the paper with water colour using paint brush and see the magic happen when the leaf shape appear with its vines and all after the paper are painted.
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