Friday, September 4, 2009

Transparent Drawings

One afternoon we made transparent drawings, an activity in the wonderful resource Preschool Art by Mary Ann Kohl. The girls drew and colored pictures with crayons, pressing hard.

Then they used a cotton ball to apply a coat of vegetable oil to the back of the paper.

We dried the papers overnight on a piece of newspaper. Now lots of light shines through the paper.


  1. I have been wanting to try this one for awile now. I love the First Art book I will have to get preschool art!

  2. That looks great! I need to get a copy of that book... I've been hearing such great things about it!

  3. This is a really neat idea. I've never seen this before. Thanks for the great idea.