Friday, 6 July 2012

Ink and crayons - a perfect combination

We had friends over today so took the opportunity to experiment with a couple of different art activities using crayons. For our first activity, Kris introduced me and the kids to pastels. The kids covered an A4 sheet of paper with solid blocks of colour. This would become the bottom layer of the final picture. Using pastels allowed for a lively, rich finish.

Next the kids painted a black ink layer over the crayon. The black ink had a lovely glossy consistency. However, acrylic paint would also work.

About an hour later when the black ink was dry, the kids scratched a pattern on their page using a paddle pop stick. The rainbow colours looked amazing peeping through the dark ink.

What a great fun activity. So satisfying!


  1. Very fun!! Thank you for sharing on Sharing Saturday!

  2. Great project, thanks so much for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!