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Use print out coloring pages and one of these crayon approaches for the next classroom art lesson.

RESIST TECHNIQUES

Variation 1:

Trace within the photocopied picture outline with crayon.
Thick lines work most effectively.
Brush in 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.

Variation 2:

Color almost all of the picture with crayon. Leave some areas white.
Brush over the whole page with thin paint. Only use one color.

Variation 3:

Draw in the lines with crayon.
Paint the picture with numerous colors.
The crayon lines will make the photo better to paint.
They stop edges bleeding into one another.

Variation 4:

This is not a resist however it is an incredible extension with the previous activities.
Paint the photo with watercolors.
When the paint is dry, use crayons to add detail and depth of color.

RUBBING TECHNIQUES

Variation 1:

Rip off a smaller piece of paper that is about the sized a matchbox.
Use a crayon to scribble thickly to the paper.
Turn the paper over and taking advantage of your thumb rub the crayon on to the photo.
This creates a very soft smooth effect.

Variation 2:

Color an area of the photo using a textured object placed underneath.
Sandpaper, string, crumpled paper, bricks, bark, leaves, signs and rocks can create interesting patterns. Experiment with a little bit of blank paper first.

Variation 3:

Use grated pieces or shavings of crayon to make a swirling effect.
Sprinkle the crayon on to the image and then rub all of them with your thumb.

This works well if you are using different colors together.
It makes effective animal fur, storm clouds or grass.

TRANSPARENT TECHNIQUE

Go in the outline of the picture with black crayon.
Color the remainder of the photo thickly with crayon.
If possible use a little part of cotton wool or cloth to polish the picture.
Heat in the friction of rubbing melts the crayon and creates 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 picture almost transparent.
Students could be because of the oil soaked balls in a very paint tray.
Encourage them to review and within the picture to spread the oil.
Hang the picture in a classroom window to make a stained glass effect.