Tuesday, February 15, 2011

preschool art with oil pastels and edicol dye



Start off drawing with oil pastels:


Paint over the top of the drawing with water colour (water mixed with edicol dye*):


Watch the drawings come to life:


Beautiful!


* Edicol dye is a non-toxic vegetable dye that is available in a powder form. It can be mixed into water to produce a thin paint or added to cornflour to make a thicker paint. It can also be added to glue. You can buy edicol from Educational shops or good craft shops. A little goes a long, long way

These are some of the other ways we use edicol dye at preschool::




And here are some irresistible ideas from Irresistible Ideas for Play Based Learning:




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4 comments:

  1. We love making these sorts of resist experiences with paint and dye.

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  2. Here's another way to use oil pastels. After drawing on paper, fill some small jars with baby oil, pop in a ear swab or qtip and then using the qtip, place the baby oil over the oil pastel drawing...it turns the oil pastel to paint. It's a wonderful experience.

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  3. thanks for the tip Marla - i bought some baby oil today and look forward to giving this a go later in the week. I'll let you know how it goes!

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