Crayon Resist Painting

Crayon Resist is nothing new, but I absolutely love it, especially when vibrant colors are used.

The preschoolers first drew on their papers. I prefer scrapbooking cardstock.

And then they place their paper on a tray and brush watercolors over it. When using watercolor trays, I prefer Prang. They don’t crack easily when drying out like their competitors. They seem to last a lot longer. I was lucky to pick them up for 99 cents during back-to-school.

I also like to use clear containers for the water (baby food jars work well) so they can see the color change as they rinse their brushes.

I’d love to frame these for the walls in my house!

I’m linking up with:

(Because if you have watercolors, crayons and paper, you can do this. Thrifty!)

Fun Stuff Fridays

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About Sheryl Cooper

Sheryl Cooper is the founder of Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds, a website full of activities for toddlers and preschoolers. She has been teaching this age group for over 15 years and loves to share her passion with teachers, parents, grandparents, and anyone with young children in their lives.


  1. De tout et de rien: Activités pour le Préscolaire says:

    This is so beautiful! before I read your post, I saw it in your album and thought that you should frame it. 🙂 You read in my mind (or vice versa) 🙂

    • Sheryl @ Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds says:

      I know! I could see an entire wall done with these! Love the vibrancy.

  2. De tout et de rien: Activités pour le Préscolaire says:

    I definitely will try it. Your picture of the shaving cream print was really cute too!

  3. Having Fun says:

    Even with it only crayon and paint it looks very nice. all sorts of fun designs could be made.


  4. Jena @ HappyLittleMesses says:

    Gorgeous work kids! There’s something about crayon resist and bold color.

  5. I love the way their pictures turned out! This is always such a fun activity!

  6. Beth ( says:

    What fun – their art work turned out BEAUTIFULLY =-) Thanks for linking up to TGIF! See you next week =-)

  7. I need to do this with my daughter, I had totally forgotten about this! And baby food jars…you know that is a great idea. I also really love using clear containers and I keep all the old baby food jars for projects! Thanks for sharing at Thrifty Thursday! hope to see you again this week!

  8. Anna @ The Imagination Tree says:

    Really gorgeous! And who says all ideas need to be new?! Oldies are always goodies. I still have yet to do this with mine! I am featuring this as a favourite on It’s Playtime this week- thank you!

  9. Jennifer Fischer says:

    This is really cool. I think we will be trying this soon. I have a 3 yo and 1.5 yo.