Scratch Art Paper for Kids

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Making scratch art paper has been on my list to try for many moons, this week we tried it and the kids loved it!

This month’s process art is all about crayons as always find more ideas at the bottom of this post.

scratch the paint off to reveal color

How to make scratch art paper:

You will need some

  • white cardstock
  • wax crayons
  • black paint & paintbrush

The first step is to color in your paper. This is activity to do with the kids they must fill the page full of various colors. I did this with the kids it was great fun. We even had a race to see who would get the last white bit!

Tip: Make sure that the crayon you are using has a wax like finish when used. This will allow the paint we put on later to left off when scratched.
wax crayon scratch paper

Next paint a thin layer of black paint over the surface. I have used our usual tempera paints.

Leave to dry.painted with black paint

Once dry it is time to have fun scratching! We have used a Plastic Head Push Pin to scratch with. Another item you can use is a paper clips end.

make patterns

Scratch the designs or drawings into the paint. This takes time but it is rather fun to watch the paint lift off as you scratch.

Warning: There will be flakes of paint coming off when scratched! draw flowers and scenes

This is definitely an activity that occupies the kids. I would suggest this more for the preschooler area because of the sharp pin / paper clip that is used to scratch with.diy scratch paper art

I hope you try this activity too, I am making some new sheets soon and can’t wait to see what the kids scratch up or off?diy Scratch Art Paper how to

As promised! More ideas for your crayons:

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