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Use print out coloring pages and one of these crayon methods for your following classroom art lesson.

RESIST TECHNIQUES

Variation 1:

Trace within the photocopied picture outline with crayon.
Thick lines work most effectively.
Brush on 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 the majority of the picture with crayon. Leave some areas white.
Brush over the whole page with thin paint. Only use one color.

Variation 3:

Draw on the lines with crayon.
Paint the photo with any number of colors.
The crayon lines will make the image easier to paint.

They will minimize edges bleeding into the other.

Variation 4:

This is not a resist but it is a great extension from the previous activities.
Paint the image with watercolors.
When the paint is dry, use crayons to add detail and depth of color.

RUBBING TECHNIQUES

Variation 1:

Rip off a little notepad that’s regarding the height and width of a matchbox.
Use a crayon to scribble thickly onto the paper.
Turn the paper over and utilizing your thumb rub the crayon on to the picture.
This results in a very soft smooth effect.

Variation 2:

Color a location of the picture using a textured object placed underneath.
Sandpaper, string, crumpled paper, bricks, bark, leaves, signs and rocks can create interesting patterns. Experiment which has 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 them your thumb.

This is effective if you use different colors together.
It makes effective animal fur, storm clouds or grass.

TRANSPARENT TECHNIQUE

Go in the outline of the photo with black crayon.
Color the remainder of the picture thickly with crayon.
If possible use a tiny bit of cotton wool or cloth to polish the photo.
Heat through the friction of rubbing melts the crayon and produces a smooth shiny effect.
Apply a small amount of vegetable oil to your cotton wool ball.
Gently rub the oil on the back of the image.
The oil will make the photo almost transparent.
Students can be in the oil soaked balls in the paint tray.
Encourage them to go over and over the picture to spread the oil.
Hang the photo in the classroom window to make a stained glass effect.