She loves to paint and I am always in awe of how pretty her watercolors are. Here is a link to the Wet-on-wet Waldorf watercolor painting technique.
When her paining had dried, we filled an old yogurt cup with vegetable oil and Teddy painted it onto her watercolor, letting it sink into the porous paper.
We left it to sink in for an hour and then rubbed it clean with a paper towel. Then Kitty folded it into a paper boat. She loves origami and I can’t imagine how she remembers all the steps to all the paper goodies she makes.
Halfway through the boat-making process, she declared that if it was a hat we wanted… Voila!
Here are directions to how to fold an origami paper boat… Origami Boat.
It was a great experiment to see if it would float. Teddy was sure the paper would get soggy and sink but Kitty was hopeful our oil treatment could have made the paper waterproof…
Voila! It was wonderfully waterproof.
A long stick to push it around and they played for ages while I sat on a fallen log and delighted in their joyous simple play.
It was a very pretty boat in it’s pastel blue and yellow and pink.
Alas, after about an hour, it did get soggy and started to fall apart. Kitty decided that next time, we would seal the folds with beeswax… what a great idea!
Blessings and magic,