The heat is on! On Wednesday (13 Apr 2016), Singapore recorded its highest temperature in a decade this month: 36.7 deg C.
With the scorching weather refusing to let up, we hide ourselves indoors from the blazing afternoon sun. Keeping the children entertained isn’t an easy feat especially when I have to prepare dinner and do laundry.
Recently, I’ve found crayon etchings to be a useful activity to keep their little hands busy and burn those energy.
You will need:
- Bright coloured crayons
- Black crayon
- Toothpick or end of paintbrush
- Small sheet of paper
Start by colouring the bright coloured crayons all over your paper. You have to press firmly to create a thick layer of colouring. (That’s how you expand their energy!)
Place a pad of newspaper under the sheet of paper. Cover the layer of crayon with black crayon. The newspaper will allows the black crayon to coat evenly. Again, you need to press firmly to coat a thick layer.
Now, lay newspapers all over the table before you etch. This makes clean-up easier. Remove the pad of newspaper before etching.
Design your picture by scraping the black layer with a toothpick or end of paintbrush.
I’m sure your children will feel hungry after all that colouring! Just in time for dinner. 😉