CRAYON ETCHING (SCRATCH ART)
3rd Grade Student Example, Saint Joseph Cathedral Elementary School
Level: ECE, Primary, Junior, Middle School
Grades: PreK- Gr. 8 | Age: 2 - 14 yrs | Written by:
[Andrea is one of the creators of KinderArt.com]
Younger students will enjoy exploring with this activity while older students should be encouraged to investigate detailed images and patterns.
What You Need:
What You Do:
- Paper (bristol board [poster board] works best)
- Popsicle stick or nail
- Optional: black India ink
- Fill the paper with crayon shapes and patterns, making sure to press hard. It is best to use light colors at this stage.
- Once you have filled the paper with crayons patterns, color heavily over the whole paper using black crayon.
- Plan out a picture or design and using the popsicle stick or paper clip, scratch the design into the black crayon. The light colors will show through where you scrape away the black.
- Polish the picture by rubbing wax paper on it -- to give it a shine. You can also use a chamois cloth or even a plastic bag.
Optional: Instead of rubbing black crayon over the colored crayon, you can paint black India ink over the colored crayon, let it dry and scratch into the ink - revealing the colors below.
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