I’ve found another use for my supply of dry wax paper. The paper is perfect for tracing, painting and crumbling, and in making map art projects for kids.
- Dry Wax Paper, found at Smart & Final and Amazon
- Laser print of a map
- Sharpie markers, ultra fine tip
- Watercolor paint
- A class was studying ancient Greece, so I googled for a line drawing of a map and found THIS. I printed it to scale on a letter size paper, taped a sheet of my Dry Wax Paper on top, and had kids trace the image with a very fine point black Sharpie marker.
- Students used watercolor paint to fill in the land and sea. The paper did resist the paint a bit (the wax was doing it’s thing) but when rubbed with a paper towel the color soaked in.
- When the paint was dry, students crumbled it up and then smoothed it out. The paper is fairly tough, and does not tear too easily. I’m kinda wondering what a coffee stain might do to enhance the aged look.
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