High Interest Friday #2 – NeverWet Art

High Interest Friday #2 – NeverWet Art

In working with middle school and high school learners with autism and other developmental delays, it is frequently a struggle to find high-interest materials that can engage the learner at his/her skill level. Every Friday, we take a look at one source of high-interest materials that can be used with learners with low-level skills.

Is it cloudy with a chance of rain? Then it’s the perfect time to try out this art project! Two Home Depot community members came up with this fantastic idea for using Rust-Oleum NeverWet, a super hydrophobic coating that completely repels water and heavy oils. You can create a template, place it on top of a surface, and then coat it with the NeverWet. When it rains, the portion of the surface covered in NeverWet remains dry, showing the design your learner created. Of course, you don’t have to wait for it to rain, you can just pour water on it to reveal the work.

I really like the idea of using this activity to practice low-level skills with older learners such as using scissors, creating patterns, or spelling words.

If you’d like to see more examples of how to use it, just click here. And for more information about how to use it and responses to FAQs, click here.


Photo & NeverWet Street Art by Atlanta artist Nathan Sharratt


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