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