I cheated a bit--hot wax among students makes me a bit nervous. Although I
did roll out long pieces of white paper and let the students freely paint on
designs--not so tight or controlled--then we used left over dyes from a tie
dye project to paint over--sorta like watercolor inks, but much less
expensive. When the "batiks" were dry, we folded the sheets using accordian
folds (BE SURE TO USE RUBBER GLOVES AS THE DYE RUBS OFF ON THE HANDS.) and
made large Japanese type fans. We held the bottom edge of the fan together
with rubber bands. Decorative clasps were made using a variety of found
objects and collaged on a small matboard about 3" by 3". These were very
impressive to display around the school.
Instead of hot wax, I also have used the resist solution found in art and
craft stores that you can dispense out of small squeeze bottles for fine and
controllable lines. If interested I'll look up the info on the bottle. It
is at school.