Inspired by traditional Nigerian Batik printing on fabric, this activity uses wax crayon and food colouring to make a unique print.
You will need:
- a paint brush or sponge roller
- a white wax crayon
- blue food colouring
- a patterned stencil
- thick paper
- masking tape
- water pot
- paint pot
Step 1 : place your patterned stencil over your A4 paper. To stop it from moving, secure with piece of masking tape. Run your fingers over the stencil to feel the pattern shapes.
Step 2 : take your wax crayon and colour in all of the gaps.
Step 3 : Take your blue food colouring and squeeze four drops into your paint pot.
Step 4 : Remove your masking tape and peel the stencil off your paper.
Step 5 : Take your paint brush and dip it in your water pot so it becomes wet. The dip the brush in your paint pot. Mix the food colouring – add more water for lighter colour.
Step 6 : Move your brush along the page and see your pattern appear!
you can also use your sponge roller to add your food colouring to the page instead of a brush.
Step 7 : Let your print dry