Use listing coloring pages and one of these crayon techniques for the next classroom art lesson.
Trace over the photocopied picture outline with crayon.
Thick lines perform most optimally.
Brush over the whole page with thin paint. Only use one color.
The waxed lines will resist the paint and the picture will glow through.
Color a lot of the picture with crayon. Leave some areas white.
Brush in the whole page with thin paint. Only use one color.
Draw over the lines with crayon.
Paint the image with many colors.
The crayon lines can make the image better to paint.
They will stop edges bleeding into one another.
This is not a resist yet it’s a fantastic extension from the previous activities.
Paint the photo with watercolors.
When the paint is dry, use crayons to incorporate detail and depth of color.
Rip off a smaller small note which is about the height and width of a matchbox.
Use a crayon to scribble thickly on top of the paper.
Turn the paper over and using your thumb rub the crayon on to the photo.
This generates a very soft smooth effect.
Color an area of the image using a textured object placed underneath.
Sandpaper, string, crumpled paper, bricks, bark, leaves, signs and rocks can make interesting patterns. Experiment having a part of blank paper first.
Use grated pieces or shavings of crayon to generate a swirling effect.
Sprinkle the crayon on to the image and then rub them your thumb.
This is useful if you are using different colors together.
It makes effective animal fur, storm clouds or grass.
Go in the outline of the image with black crayon.
Color the remainder of the photo thickly with crayon.
If possible use a tiny bit of cotton wool or cloth to polish the picture.
Heat through the friction of rubbing melts the crayon and results in a smooth shiny effect.
Apply a tiny amount of vegetable oil to some cotton wool ball.
Gently rub the oil within the back of the photo.
The oil will make the photo almost transparent.
Students might be in the oil soaked balls in a very paint tray.
Encourage these phones go over and in the picture to spread the oil.
Hang the photo in a classroom window to produce a stained glass effect.