Watercolor Resist Painting By Ms. Stephanie

Crayon resist art creates a fun effect that will “WOW” your young ones! Your child will have fun, while strengthening their fine motor skills with materials they already love to use.

Watch Ms. Stephanie as she creates her own watercolor resist art! 


  • Crayons
  • Paper 
  • Watercolors
  • Paintbrush
  • Water in cup
  • towel


  • Allow your child to independently draw a picture with crayons. 
  • Dip the paintbrush into water and wet the watercolors.
  • Show your child how to rinse their brush and wipe it on a towel between colors.
  • Now your child will be wowed as they paint with the watercolors over the crayon drawing.  
  • Let dry. 

Please share your watercolor resist art experiences on our Athena Montessori Parent Forum!


Getting holes in your paper? Try using thicker paper like cardstock or watercolor paper.

Can’t “RESIST” the urge to try more? 

You can draw a variety of shapes, numerals or letters on the paper with a white crayon. Then allow your child to paint over your secret messages with watercolors! They sure will be surprised and this will help strengthen your child’s letter, numeral and shape recognition. 

As your child masters watercolors, they can  make a picture and fill in the lines. Watch Ms. Stephanie create a watercolor resist art while painting inside the lines.

You can send water resistant art to family and friends, make cards, staple or tie the pages together to make an art book or even to write surprise messages.


Explore watercolors using different techniques such as dried glue resist, tape resist and even over salt.