Use listing coloring pages and something of these crayon techniques for your following classroom art lesson.
Trace in 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 the picture will glow through.
Color a lot of the picture with crayon. Leave some areas white.
Brush on the whole page with thin paint. Only use one color.
Draw in the lines with crayon.
Paint the image with many colors.
The crayon lines can make the image simpler to paint.
They will minimize edges bleeding into one another.
This is not a resist but it’s a fantastic extension of the previous activities.
Paint the photo with watercolors.
When the paint is dry, use crayons to include detail and depth of color.
Rip off a small notepad that is about the size of a matchbox.
Use a crayon to scribble thickly on top of the paper.
Turn the paper over and ultizing your thumb rub the crayon on to the photo.
This creates a very soft smooth effect.
Color a region of the image with 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 generate a swirling effect.
Sprinkle the crayon on to the image then rub them with your thumb.
This is effective the use of 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 photo thickly with crayon.
If possible use a little piece of cotton wool or cloth to polish the picture.
Heat from your friction of rubbing melts the crayon and produces a smooth shiny effect.
Apply a tiny amount of vegetable oil to a cotton wool ball.
Gently rub the oil over the back of the picture.
The oil is likely to make the picture almost transparent.
Students could be in the oil soaked balls in a paint tray.
Encourage them to review and over the picture to spread the oil.
Hang the image in a classroom window to generate a stained glass effect.