Use print out coloring pages then one of these crayon approaches for the following classroom art lesson.
Trace on the photocopied picture outline with crayon.
Thick lines work best.
Brush on the whole page with thin paint. Only use one color.
The waxed lines will resist the paint as well as the picture will glow through.
Color the majority of the picture with crayon. Leave some areas white.
Brush over the whole page with thin paint. Only use one color.
Draw within the lines with crayon.
Paint the image with numerous colors.
The crayon lines can make the photo easier to paint.
They will stop edges bleeding into the other.
This is not a resist but it is a fantastic extension of the previous activities.
Paint the photo with watercolors.
When the paint is dry, use crayons to provide detail and depth of color.
Rip off a small sheet of paper that is certainly about the size of a matchbox.
Use a crayon to scribble thickly on the paper.
Turn the paper over and ultizing your thumb rub the crayon on to the photo.
This produces a very soft smooth effect.
Color a place of the image using a textured object placed underneath.
Sandpaper, string, crumpled paper, bricks, bark, leaves, signs and rocks can cause interesting patterns. Experiment using a part of blank paper first.
Use grated pieces or shavings of crayon to generate a swirling effect.
Sprinkle the crayon on to the picture then rub all of them with your thumb.
This is useful if you use different colors together.
It makes effective animal fur, storm clouds or grass.
Go over the outline of the photo with black crayon.
Color the remainder of the picture thickly with crayon.
If possible use a smaller part of cotton wool or cloth to polish the photo.
Heat from your friction of rubbing melts the crayon and creates a smooth shiny effect.
Apply a small amount of vegetable oil to your cotton wool ball.
Gently rub the oil in the back of the picture.
The oil can make the image almost transparent.
Students might be due to the oil soaked balls inside a paint tray.
Encourage them to look at and over the picture to spread the oil.
Hang the photo inside a classroom window to create a stained glass effect.