Colour washed, wax and newspaper paintings

Sometimes the most beautiful artworks are also the most simple. These paintings create pretty, colourful layered artworks and they require only a few basic materials. 

You will need:

  • Paper
  • Bowls of different food colouring diluted with water
  • Cut out newspaper shapes
  • Sponge
  • Wax crayons
  • Glue

To do:

  • Dip the sponge into a bowl of diluted food colouring and sponge the paper, using different colours.
  • Leave to dry.
  • Paste your newspaper shapes onto the paper. e.g. flower petals, boat, flower shapes etc.
  • Colour your newspaper shapes with wax crayons.
  • Sponge over your artwork again with the diluted colouring.
  • You can also add your child’s handprints with paint for an extra personal painting.
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