We want to visit Indonesia for a time now. I love to read about the colorful country. They create colorful material with Batik. And while I was reading this, I remembered one of my favorite blogs did a posting about Batik. So I thought this is a very nice and fun activity for the kids. And it was. I’m now considering them making the Christmas gifts this year – already thinking of aprons for the grannies, etc.
I decided to let them make a scatter cushion for their bedrooms. I’ve pre-washed the material and cut it the right size. Then we draw a picture on the material. Xander did his own – drawing a dinosaur and I did a flower for Mia.
Then we made a thick paste of flour and water – about 3 parts flour and 1 part water. And pour it into syringe bottles.
The bottles were really easy to use. just follow the lines on the material
And here is our flour pictures. Leave it a few hours to dry.
Then we paint with material paint… all colours. all over the material. (I helped Mia with the red paint)
And let it dry. Scrape the flour mixture off. and Voila, a beautiful art piece from your child.