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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Creating Crayon Resist Paintings

I don't know about your students, but mine have been pretty checked out lately. You can definitely tell Christmas Break is close.   
Today I decide to let them use up some of their extra energy with a fun art project: a crayon resist painting.  The great part is that this project turns out amazing with such a small amount of prep work on my part. {This project was entirely for fun. Don't tell my administrator! :) }
I simply found a free online coloring page. {I chose a Christmas tree with presents, but any picture would work.} I then copied the picture onto card stock for each child. I told the students they had to color the picture hard and not leave any white spaces except the background. 

Once the coloring was complete, the students used their watercolor paints to paint over the entire page. 


They were amazed to see that the paint didn't stick to the colored part of the picture. The bright, heavy coloring and the watercolor painted background resulted in some vibrant and beautiful art pieces!


  1. Crayon resist painting is fun. In the past, I've used it to have students create illustrations to go with their fall descriptions. Have a wonderful last few days before break! We can do it!
    Laughter and Consistency

    1. Thanks Jan! I hope you have a great last few days too! We actually get out tomorrow so I am pretty excited. :)

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