Scratch Art works with school paints

Scratch Paintings lesson with school paints: 

Kids love this art lesson.  
It's kind of like magic reveal art for children that is suitable all ages to have a go at it.  It is simple colourful and fun.

This is a very effective and easy activity.

Scratch art with school Paints

LEVEL: Pre-school and Primary.

You will need:
Black Tempera Poster Paint or Indian Ink works well.
White drawing paper.
Oil pastel crayons or wax crayons
Toothpicks or Popsicle sticks
Coloured construction paper

Let’s get started:
Step 1:
Use the crayons or pastels to create shapes and patterns on the paper, making sure to press hard to fill the entire sheet of paper with bright colours.  

Step 2. 
Paint heavily over the whole paper using black tempera paint or Indian Ink.   Allow to dry.  

Or a paint free option that is quicker but not as effective is to cover the colours with a thick black layer of wax crayon.

Step 3. 
Plan out a picture or design and using the Popsicle stick or toothpicks, scratch the design into the black layer. The crayoned colours will show through where you scrape away the black revealing the colours below. 

Paintings by Botany Downs Primary School

Share and enjoy.

It is a good idea to make sure that you have all the artworks named on the back before you start.

Thicker paper might be better as paper can get soggy. 
Indian Ink is permanent and best suitable for older children.

You may be able to find bright multi coloured card that you can just paint in black over so all you need to do is scratch out your final designs as they have done in the above images.   


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