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Crayon resist magic

by on Jul 17th, 2010

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Young children are easily fascinated.. that’s why magic always works with them regardless of how simple it may be! It becomes even more fun for them when they are able to perform that “magic” on their own. Even after they’ve done it, they still couldn’t believe it! It often gives them a feeling of great joy and accomplishment that they were able to do such a mind-boggling task!

Last week we prepared a crayon resist activity for the children. It takes some time to prepare it, but it’s really fun to make! The children’s eyes were filled with amazement after accomplishing the task. One child even came up to me and said, “Wow! Ang galing ko oh! Marunong ako magmagic!” (Wow, I’m so good! I can do magic)

Here are the steps on how to do it:

What you need:

  • White Crayon
  • Paint

STEP 1: Get a blank piece of paper

STEP 2: Using a white crayon, draw something for the children. (Here, I drew a sun)

STEP 3: Using any color of paint, paint on the paper

(Before giving this to the kids, it’s always fun to show them that the paper is blank and tell them that they can do magic!)

STEP 4: Watch the children be amazed!

You can also try using different crayon colors. It adds effects to the painting and makes it even more beautiful. (Though of course, you can’t do the magic trick anymore)

Here are more samples of crayon resists arts:


Hope you had fun! Do feel free to comment especially if you have more suggestions to make this activity even better for the kids! :)


Cheryl Villareal is a preschool teacher and the owner/ editor-in-chief of On weekdays, she could be found teaching her little tots while Sundays are her workout days. She easily enjoys simple things and loves experiencing new things! Her blog is simply a way for her to share these experiences with people. Besides her blog, she also contributes and writes various articles on Follow her on Twitter

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