Friday, July 22, 2011
Drawing With Chalk on Wet, Starched Fabric
We experimented with chalk, and starch drawing today, with an idea from MaryAnn F. Kohl's Preschool Art: Drawing (you can preview the book in Google Books).
I cut a few scraps of cotton fabric into squares, and gave them a quick soak in liquid starch.
Wringing the squares out...
...I laid them flat, in pans, and had the girls color on them with colored chalk.
It worked out great, as the starch not only let the chalk blend out a bit, but really brightened the colors, and "set" it on the fabric (as long as it's not washed), so it won't rub off.
Making the dried pieces perfect for hanging - framed in popsicle sticks, stretched across embroidery hoops, or with twigs and twine, or whatever happens to be handy.
It's great to be a homeschooler.