You’ve probably seen crayon resist painting before – I have a few other examples on my page if you’d like to check them out. I thought these crayon resist stockings would be the perfect spin on it for Christmas.
I love this craft because I already had the materials at home, they’re super easy to make for lots of ages, and it’s a great way for my kids to strengthen their fine motor skills.
RANDOM FACT: Legend has it that one night St. Nicholas met a man too poor to provide a dowry for his three daughters. Without the dowry, they couldn’t get married. St. Nicholas secretly dropped a bag of gold down this man’s chimney. It landed in a stocking hung by the fire to dry. Since then people have hung stockings by the fireplace in hope that their stockings would be filled with gold too.
I like to share these random facts with my kids while we craft – thought I would share with all of you too!
Here are the materials you’ll need:
- White cardstock paper
- Black marker
- White crayon
- Watercolor paint
- Paint brushes
- Yellow paper for background (optional)
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- Draw your stocking and cut it out. If drawing isn’t your strong suit you can trace a simple stocking outline off google images. I outlined the stocking using a black marker.
2. Take your white crayon and have fun decorating your stocking!
3. Use your water colors to paint your stocking! We used green & red but any colors would look amazing.
4. Allow everything to dry.
5. Glue your stocking onto a piece of yellow paper (optional).
6. Glue a loop of red ribbon onto the back. You’re finished!
Here’s a short video of us making our crayon resist stockings:
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