Kid Friendly Batik: No Wax Required!
Batik is a fabric dying technique that’s popular all over the world, especially in Yunnan, China (where it’s believed to have originated), West Africa, and Indonesia, where it’s considered an art form. It creates stunning results, but it’s usually done with hot wax—not exactly safe for young kids! This flour-and-water method is wax-free and easy, and it creates beautiful batik designs. It can get a little messy, so lay down some newspaper before you start, or take your materials outside, for a fun summer project.
What You Need:
- 4 tablespoons flour
- 3 tablespoons water
- Cotton handkerchief, pillowcase, or scarf
- Cold-water dye
- Library book about Indonesia (optional)