Use listing coloring pages and one of the crayon approaches for your next classroom art lesson.
Trace in the photocopied picture outline with crayon.
Thick lines work most effectively.
Brush within the whole page with thin paint. Only use one color.
The waxed lines will resist the paint and the picture will glow through.
Color most of the picture with crayon. Leave some areas white.
Brush on the whole page with thin paint. Only use one color.
Draw within the lines with crayon.
Paint the picture with many colors.
The crayon lines can make the picture better to paint.
They will stop edges bleeding into each other.
This is not a resist but it is an incredible extension from the previous activities.
Paint the picture with watercolors.
When the paint is dry, use crayons to add detail and depth of color.
Rip off a little sheet of paper 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 picture.
This produces a very soft smooth effect.
Color a region of the photo having a textured object placed underneath.
Sandpaper, string, crumpled paper, bricks, bark, leaves, signs and rocks can create interesting patterns. Experiment with a piece of blank paper first.
Use grated pieces or shavings of crayon to produce a swirling effect.
Sprinkle the crayon on to the picture then rub all of them with your thumb.
This works well if you use 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 image 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 on the back of the picture.
The oil is likely to make the image almost transparent.
Students can be in the oil soaked balls in the paint tray.
Encourage these phones check out and on the picture to spread the oil.
Hang the picture in a classroom window to make a stained glass effect.