Use listing coloring pages and one of these crayon methods for your next classroom art lesson.
Trace over the photocopied picture outline with crayon.
Thick lines work most effectively.
Brush over 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 within the whole page with thin paint. Only use one color.
Draw over the lines with crayon.
Paint the photo with a variety of colors.
The crayon lines will make the picture better to paint.
They will stop edges bleeding into the other person.
This is not a resist however it is a fantastic extension with the previous activities.
Paint the picture with watercolors.
When the paint is dry, use crayons to incorporate detail and depth of color.
Rip off a smaller sheet of paper which is in regards to the size a matchbox.
Use a crayon to scribble thickly onto the paper.
Turn the paper over and ultizing your thumb rub the crayon on to the photo.
This results in a very soft smooth effect.
Color a place of the photo which has a textured object placed underneath.
Sandpaper, string, crumpled paper, bricks, bark, leaves, signs and rocks can make 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 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 image with black crayon.
Color the remainder of the image thickly with crayon.
If possible use a small part of cotton wool or cloth to polish the photo.
Heat through the friction of rubbing melts the crayon and creates a smooth shiny effect.
Apply a little amount of vegetable oil to a cotton wool ball.
Gently rub the oil in the back of the picture.
The oil will make the image almost transparent.
Students can be because of the oil soaked balls in a very paint tray.
Encourage the crooks to go over and over the picture to spread the oil.
Hang the picture in the classroom window to make a stained glass effect.