Kid’s Batik

25 Jul

We are still in Indonesia.  And the one thing they love, is to make colourful material with Batik.  And while I was reading this, I remembered one of my favorite blogs did a posting about Batik. So I thought this is a very nice and fun activity for the kids.  And it was.  I’m now considering them making the Christmas gifts this year – already thinking of aprons for the grannies, etc. 

I decided to let them make a scatter cushion for their bedrooms.  I’ve pre-washed the material and cut it the right size.  Then we draw a picture on the material.  Xander did his own – drawing a dinosaur and I did a flower for Mia.

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Then we made a thick paste of flour and water – about 3 parts flour and 1 part water.  And pour it into syringe bottles. 

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The bottles were really easy to use.  just follow the lines on the material

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And here is our flour pictures.  Leave it a few hours to dry. 

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Then we paint with material paint…  all colours.  all over the material.  (I helped Mia with the red paint)

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And let it dry.  Scrape the flour mixture off.  and Voila,  a beautiful art piece from your child.

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2 Responses to “Kid’s Batik”

  1. batiiku July 27, 2010 at 8:01 pm #

    yeah, batik is mean indonesia, if you love indonesian culture you must be love batik..


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