This was the first watercolor resist activity I’ve done with my kids. Chuckers thought it was magic. This is a fun activity to illustrate how some things react differently with paint.

Watercolor Resist Materials:

  • Watercolor paint
  • Watercolor paper
  • Brushes
  • Water
  • Rubber cement

If you have more time to spend on this, you could help them make a picture with the rubber cement. For the sake of time, we just made designs with the glue. Also, be sure to allow enough time for the glue to dry. It needs to be completely dry before painting. And if your kids tell you that the glue smells good…take the time to explain it’s not healthy to smell it for long periods of time. I did, off camera ;)

Watercolor Resist Steps:

  1. Drip the rubber cement on the watercolor paper
  2. Let the rubber cement dry
  3. Paint watercolors over the paper
  4. Let the paint completely dry
  5. Peel off rubber cement

If you’re having trouble watching the video, watch Watercolor Resist on YouTube!