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Snowman Wax Resist Painting

Snowman Wax Resist Painting
Messiness: Medium
Age Range: 3y - 9y
Estimated Time: <1 hour

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Stephanie Sims
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This sweet snowman is made with few other things besides winter and childhood magic.

How We Did It

Snowman Wax Resist Painting
I was a little worried that Madeleine would get frustrated with not being able to see her work. As it happened, the natural light and angle were just right, and she did fine. But for others, you might want to try drawing outlines with a non-marking (dried, ran out) ballpoint pen or embossing tool first, so you can see what you're doing!
Snowman Wax Resist Painting
The first thing Maddie drew in was a snowy field at the bottom of her picture.
Snowman Wax Resist Painting
After that came the snowman!
Snowman Wax Resist Painting
His scarf, face, hat, buttons....
Snowman Wax Resist Painting
It's snowing there, so have to draw snowflakes....
Snowman Wax Resist Painting

I wanted to make sure the paint was "just right," so I put a couple of teaspoons of water in a small bowl, then added blue and a little bit of violet to make just the right shade... mix, mix, mix. I then tested it on scratch paper to make sure the crayon art would come through.

Snowman Wax Resist Painting

Okay... the paint mixture is ready.... time to paint! Maddie covered the whole page with blue, and loved it when her snowflakes started showing up. I kept a paper towel handy, in case the snowman was in danger and needed to be blotted...

Snowman Wax Resist Painting
But he shined through beautifully. Isn't he fine!?! Ready to lead the parade into Winter Wonderland.


winter ice or snow


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My child and I completed Snowman Wax Resist Painting.

posted by: Nicole on 3.6.2014

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