I wanted to do Batiks with the kids, but the traditional hot wax method was not exactly safe. I found 2 different tutorials. I like the ease of the Glue Method, but I only had flour. So it was good ole fashioned paste for me!
They lost interest really quick. This will sit and dry overnight, and we add the paint next. I’m sure that’ll perk them up!
Day 2 is when we add the paint. I crumpled up my pieces to crack the glue. I wanted the paint to seep into the cracks. I put about this much paint in the bottom of a (wait for it….) Red Solo Cup (giggle) and added water to the first set of lines.
And HERE are the finished fabrics!!!! **NOTE** These have NOT yet been washed. I will update when we do that!
So in general, SO FAR this was a success. The big question remains–WILL the paint stay, or run? I have decided that I’ll cut my stuff and make something (any suggestions) and then wash it. Wish me luck!!
peace and pieces,