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 this is definitely one of them.
We did this easy batik using Elmer's blue gel glue, white fabric (sheet remnants), and acrylic paint following a tutorial I found here on That Artist Woman. Basically, you "draw" your design on the fabric with the squeeze bottle of glue, let dry, then paint the fabric with watered down acrylics, let dry, 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 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!