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Glue Batik Canvas Bag

Glue Batik Canvas Bag
Messiness: Medium
Age Range: 3y - 9y
Estimated Time: 2+ hours

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Melissa Allen
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Batik is a technique used to dye fabric in Indonesia. Designs are created using wax-resist and then painted in beautiful colors. We did this kid-friendly version using glue-resist. It was fun to create and also talk about art from all over the world.

How We Did It

Glue Batik Canvas Bag

We used blue glue for this so Emma could see her picture as she created it. She used the bottle of glue to draw a picture right onto a cotton canvas bag we had. When she finished her work of art, we let the bag dry overnight. I love projects with several steps that we can spread out throughout the week.

Glue Batik Canvas Bag

Once the glue was dry, we watered down a few different colors of fabric paint and Emma got to painting her bag. She painted right over the glue.

Glue Batik Canvas Bag

We let the paint completely dry while Emma talked about all the things she would carry in her new "purse."

Glue Batik Canvas Bag

Next, we added the bag to a bowl of warm water and allowed it to sit a couple of hours to loosen the glue. I tossed it into the washer after it soaked.

Glue Batik Canvas Bag

When we pulled it out of the washing machine, the glue was gone and Emma had a beautiful hand-painted bag to be proud of.


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