Use listing coloring pages and one of these crayon approaches for your next classroom art lesson.
Trace within the photocopied picture outline with crayon.
Thick lines work best.
Brush over the whole page with thin paint. Only use one color.
The waxed lines will resist the paint and also the picture will glow through.
Color the majority of the picture with crayon. Leave some areas white.
Brush in the whole page with thin paint. Only use one color.
Draw within the lines with crayon.
Paint the picture with any number of colors.
The crayon lines is likely to make the image much easier to paint.
They stop edges bleeding into each other.
This is not a resist but it’s a great extension from 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 little sheet of paper that is certainly about the height and width 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 photo.
This generates a very soft smooth effect.
Color a region of the image using a textured object placed underneath.
Sandpaper, string, crumpled paper, bricks, bark, leaves, signs and rocks can create interesting patterns. Experiment which has a bit of blank paper first.
Use grated pieces or shavings of crayon to produce a swirling effect.
Sprinkle the crayon on to the image and then rub them with your thumb.
This is effective if you use different colors together.
It makes effective animal fur, storm clouds or grass.
Go on the outline of the picture with black crayon.
Color the remainder of the picture thickly with crayon.
If possible use a small piece of cotton wool or cloth to polish the photo.
Heat from your friction of rubbing melts the crayon and results in a smooth shiny effect.
Apply a little amount of vegetable oil to a cotton wool ball.
Gently rub the oil on the back of the picture.
The oil could make the photo almost transparent.
Students can be given the oil soaked balls in the paint tray.
Encourage the crooks to review and within the picture to spread the oil.
Hang the photo in a classroom window to make a stained glass effect.