I’m a little short on the mental energy to blog, but I committed to a post a day, so here it is.
Yesterday Josie and I made paper boats. She wax designed one side in thick coverings of colour and then we learned to fold them. We used some Stockmar crayons that we were given ages ago. They were really lovely. We had trouble following some of the online instructions, so we made our own version of Paper Boat Instructions, with photos of one of our pretty wax resist versions.
Floating them in the sink was pretty good fun 🙂
Josie wondered if the wax would stop them getting soggy, like wax in art pictures stops the paint getting to the paper. All on her own she decided we needed a paper one and a card one and some wax ones to try it out. Her hypothesis was the plain paper would sink first as card doesn’t get so wobbly when you paint on it so must soak up less water.
It took many hours longer than she expected, but she was right.
When it was my bath time tonight, I got to play with the remaining boats too 🙂