Use print out coloring pages and something of these crayon approaches for your next classroom art lesson.
Trace in the photocopied picture outline with crayon.
Thick lines work best.
Brush in 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 almost all of the picture with crayon. Leave some areas white.
Brush within the whole page with thin paint. Only use one color.
Draw in the lines with crayon.
Paint the photo with a variety of colors.
The crayon lines is likely to make the photo simpler to paint.
They will stop edges bleeding into the other.
This is not a resist but it’s an incredible extension in the previous activities.
Paint the image with watercolors.
When the paint is dry, use crayons to add detail and depth of color.
Rip off a smaller sheet of paper that is about the size of a matchbox.
Use a crayon to scribble thickly on top of the paper.
Turn the paper over and taking advantage of your thumb rub the crayon on to the picture.
This generates a very soft smooth effect.
Color a place of the picture which has a textured object placed underneath.
Sandpaper, string, crumpled paper, bricks, bark, leaves, signs and rocks can create interesting patterns. Experiment using a piece of blank paper first.
Use grated pieces or shavings of crayon to make a swirling effect.
Sprinkle the crayon on to the photo after which rub them with your thumb.
This is successful if you are using different colors together.
It makes effective animal fur, storm clouds or grass.
Go in the outline of the picture with black crayon.
Color the remainder of the image thickly with crayon.
If possible use a little little bit of cotton wool or cloth to polish the image.
Heat from your friction of rubbing melts the crayon and generates a smooth shiny effect.
Apply a smaller amount of vegetable oil to a cotton wool ball.
Gently rub the oil in the back of the photo.
The oil will make the picture almost transparent.
Students could be because of the oil soaked balls in a very paint tray.
Encourage these phones review and over the picture to spread the oil.
Hang the picture in a classroom window to create a stained glass effect.