Crayon Resist Card Making for Kids

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Carton Resist Card Making is a super fun process for kids to explore! Make some homemade cards, pop them in the post and brighten someone’s day. These cards where originally made as Valentine’s Day Cards for kids to make. But process is fun and can be used all year round!

Crayon Resist Technique - This is such a fun and magical technique for kids. Great for art projects or for making wonderful cards
Crayon Resist Cards are a wonderful process art project. A guest post from Jan 2016!

The 31 Days of Love series continues with some wonderful Crayon Resist Cards – wonderful Valentine’s Day Cards for Kids to make. A grogeous Valentines Card for Kids to make.

We made some watercolor resist Christmas cards and they were loved by everyone.  I wanted to make some lovely Valentine’s cards to share with family and friends.  My favorite thing about watercolor resist cards is that they always turn out so cool and they’re nearly always pretty!

Crayon Resist Cards – Materials

  • white (good quality) crayons,
  • watercolors,
  • brushes, and
  • cardstock.  I chose white cardstock although experimenting with other colors could be fun too.

How to create crayon resist cards with young children

I drew on most of the cards to let the design be a surprised, but I also let the boys decorate some of their own. 

For Valentines Day I went with hearts and the word LOVE.  These are so simple though – any design will look nice!  Sometimes we just do abstract drawings and they still turn out awesome!

Next, let them go crazy with watercolors!  I encouraged using only two or three colors to prevent the cards from looking muddy.

Didn’t they turn out lovely?

Of course now we have to pick 3 lucky people to get these cards…

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