Let your little ones have a go at batik painting! Pop into the craft complex for a batik lesson, under the guidance of some very charming and helpful staff.
Be sure to go round to the back of the complex for that’s where you’ll find the modest batik-making studio. It is located in one of the stand-alone buildings, with plenty of ventilation for those hot and sweltering days.
Simply begin by drawing a pattern or picture on a square cotton or silk cloth. Older kids can get creative with their designs, and have younger ones can trace over one of the many beautiful templates available. There are many options to choose from that will be a hit with the kiddos like superheroes, princesses, elephants, flowers, rainbows and even Elsa!
Canvasses come in varying sizes. Once your child’s design is ready, the staff will paint liquid wax over the lines of their design, to keep the colors from running into each other. Then, have them paint away with an array of colored dyes.
Once done, you get to bring your artwork home or opt to have the studio fix the colors, which typically takes a day or two. Another option is to have your creation turned into a shirt or a pillowcase, which makes for an excellent gift for a family member back home. If your kids can’t get enough of their batik experience, you can buy a batik painting kit to take home!
It’s a first-hand experience at batik painting for both mums and their kids. There’s also an array of local arts and crafts from rattan baskets and pottery to beautiful songket (Malay fabric) and batik to browse through. Plus a craft museum and a little play area!
For any future artist or potential fashion designer in the house, any 4-year- old (and up) can create their masterpiece to take home. Younger kids may need some assistance.
Kuala Lumpur Craft Complex
63, Jalan Conlay, 50450, Kuala Lumpur
+603 2162 7459