Christmas Coloring Pages

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Use print out coloring pages and something of those crayon methods for your next classroom art lesson.

RESIST TECHNIQUES

Variation 1:

Trace within the photocopied picture outline with crayon.
Thick lines work most effectively.
Brush in the whole page with thin paint. Only use one color.
The waxed lines will resist the paint along with the picture will glow through.

Variation 2:

Color almost all of the picture with crayon. Leave some areas white.
Brush within the whole page with thin paint. Only use one color.

Variation 3:

Draw in the lines with crayon.
Paint the image with many colors.
The crayon lines can make the picture easier to paint.
They stop edges bleeding into one another.

Variation 4:

This is not a resist but it’s a great extension from the previous activities.
Paint the picture with watercolors.
When the paint is dry, use crayons to provide detail and depth of color.

RUBBING TECHNIQUES

Variation 1:

Rip off a tiny piece of paper that’s concerning the height and width 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 image.
This creates a very soft smooth effect.

Variation 2:

Color a location of the picture which has a textured object placed underneath.
Sandpaper, string, crumpled paper, bricks, bark, leaves, signs and rocks can cause interesting patterns. Experiment with a part of blank paper first.

Variation 3:

Use grated pieces or shavings of crayon to create a swirling effect.
Sprinkle the crayon on to the image and after that rub all of them with your thumb.

This is effective if you use different colors together.
It makes effective animal fur, storm clouds or grass.

TRANSPARENT TECHNIQUE

Go on the outline of the image with black crayon.
Color the remainder of the image thickly with crayon.
If possible use a smaller bit of cotton wool or cloth to polish the picture.
Heat in the friction of rubbing melts the crayon and results in a smooth shiny effect.
Apply a small amount of vegetable oil to some cotton wool ball.
Gently rub the oil in the back of the image.
The oil could make the image almost transparent.
Students may be in the oil soaked balls in a paint tray.
Encourage these to go over and over the picture to spread the oil.
Hang the photo in the classroom window to create a stained glass effect.