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Crayon Resist

This craft was inspired by A Home for Bird. To learn more about the book and see all our A Home for Bird activities, click here

Drawing inspiration from Philip Stead’s crayon illustrations, provide a few basic art supplies and watch your young reader enjoy the fun and magic of creating a crayon resist painting.



What You Will Need

  • Paper - cardstock or watercolor paper works best
  • Crayons
  • Watercolor paints
  • Paintbrush
  • Container of water

How To Do It

  1. Using crayons, your young reader should create a drawing on the paper, pressing hard to make thick lines. 
  2. Paint over the drawing with watercolors. 

Why We Like It

  • It It’s fun to explore how the paint reacts to the wax of the crayon drawing.


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