Water Colour Resist
Another activity that my year 1 and 2 classes undertook whilst covering the topic of The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch was the watercolour resist.
The children were asked to draw a picture of the lighthouse from the book. The children used basic wax crayons and were encouraged to press hard to get a good about of wax crayon on the paper.
Once they were finished they used water colours to apply a blue colour wash over the top of their picture. It was really important that the children used the water colours properly so I concentrated on brush strokes and pressure and some children were scrubbing with their brushes rather than stroking. It was also a good opportunity for the children to see that the more water they used the weaker the colour.