Use use coloring pages and something of these crayon methods for your next classroom art lesson.
Trace on 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 also 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 on the lines with crayon.
Paint the image with numerous colors.
The crayon lines is likely to make the picture easier to paint.
They stop edges bleeding into each other.
This is not a resist but it’s an incredible extension of the previous activities.
Paint the image with watercolors.
When the paint is dry, use crayons to incorporate detail and depth of color.
Rip off a smaller piece of paper that is concerning the size of a matchbox.
Use a crayon to scribble thickly on the paper.
Turn the paper over and using your thumb rub the crayon on to the picture.
This results in a very soft smooth effect.
Color an area of the picture using a textured object placed underneath.
Sandpaper, string, crumpled paper, bricks, bark, leaves, signs and rocks can make interesting patterns. Experiment having a little bit of blank paper first.
Use grated pieces or shavings of crayon to generate a swirling effect.
Sprinkle the crayon on to the image and after that rub them your thumb.
This is effective if you use 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 image thickly with crayon.
If possible use a tiny piece of cotton wool or cloth to polish the photo.
Heat from your friction of rubbing melts the crayon and generates a smooth shiny effect.
Apply a small amount of vegetable oil to a cotton wool ball.
Gently rub the oil within the back of the image.
The oil can make the picture almost transparent.
Students might be due to the oil soaked balls in the paint tray.
Encourage them to check out and over the picture to spread the oil.
Hang the image inside a classroom window to produce a stained glass effect.