Hi! I’m Lauren from Heart of Deborah. We were so excited to join Vanessa this year to create a festive Halloween craft. My four year old daughter is absolutely obsessed with white crayon resist art (see our latest FROZEN inspired artwork). It’s like going on a treasure hunt and finding the secret surprise on the paper! For this kids craft, we decided to collect leaves from our backyard and make a fall white crayon resist piece of art.
Leaves from your backyard
First, we headed outside. Unfortunately with this warm weather the leaves haven’t changed color yet, but we were still able to find different shapes and colors. We chose 4 leaves.
Then we went inside and started the white crayon resist technique. I showed my daughter how to trace the leaf with the white crayon first. She was able to trace the smaller leaves perfectly! We added some veins and stems on to our leaves. I also added a surprise pumpkin for her to find.
I usually make a few pieces of paper at one time. This is a great activity for when you hear “I’m bored!” If you trace the papers with white crayon ahead of time you will have it ready to paint the next time around.
Next, let your children use watercolor paint on the paper. My daughter loves mixing the colors and finding all the leaves on the paper. It’s a fun search and find activity. We used mostly red and orange watercolor paint to keep it fall and festive. The possibilities are truly endless. You can trace and draw whatever designs you like with the white crayon.
Thank you Vanessa for letting us share one of our favorite crafts! I’d love to connect with you. Be sure to follow Heart of Deborah on Pinterest for more unique kid’s crafts.