Butterfly Resist Art with Pastels - Subscription Box Kids

Butterfly Resist Art with Pastels

Resist art is a unique way to create art with kids. The end result is always a fun surprise. 

Resist art is defined as an art technique that uses several layers to expose or define a design in negative space. By using a medium, tape, or other item, the artist covers portions of a surface with a "resist" layer to shape invisible designs, patterns, or other things. (via artsupply.com)

You can use any template and supplies you have on hand such as paint, markers, watercolors, chalk, or crayons, but for this project, we are going to switch it up and use pastels. Pastels are great to use on black paper because the colors really pop!

Here is what you will need: 

  • Black construction paper 
  • Butterfly or bunny template
  • Scissors
  • Masking or painter's tape (optional)
  • Pastels or any art supplies you choose 

Step 1: Choose your template. Cut it out. You can use these templates provided or come up with your own! TIP: Tape is another easy layer to use that produces great results! Let your kid create their own design by covering their canvas in tape before adding color. 

Step 2: Gently tape your template onto your paper using masking or painter's tape. This step is optional but may be necessary depending on how old your kid is. Taping your template down will help it stay put while you are coloring. 

Step 3: Add color! Start from the middle and color outward. Do this until there is no blank space left on your black paper. 

Step 4: Once you have completely covered your paper in color, gently remove your template to reveal your design. 

Step 5: Admire your work! 

 We would love to see what resist art designs you come up with! Share them with us on all socials @subboxkids! 

1 comment

Such a great idea !!!

Lori Gibson

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