Maia and I both have a new favorite art activity!
I probably say that a lot.
But there really are a lot of really fun art ideas out there.
And glue batik is definitely one of them.
We did this easy batik following a tutorial I found here on That Artist Woman.
Here’s what you need in terms of materials (but make sure to check out That Artist Woman for the full instructions!):
- Elmer’s blue gel glue
- White fabric (we used sheet remnants)
- And acrylic paint
- Plus a nail brush or scrub brush
Basically, you “draw” your design on the fabric with the squeeze bottle of glue…
then paint the fabric with watered down acrylics…
soak in hot water to remove the glue…
and dry once again.
It requires waiting time (we did the whole process over the course of three days), but is very easy.
This glue batik was so much fun!
And look what Maia made for baby Daphne…
Something cute to wear. She says it’s a heart with a stem. How sweet!
So anyway, put a bottle of Elmer’s blue gel glue on your shopping list. You have to try this project!
Update :: We loved this project so much we did more!
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