CONFESSION TIME, FOLKS! I like art time. Ok, ok, I looooove art time. I love all the mess. I love the creativity. I love getting my hands covered in color.
I'm not a huge fan of trying to come up with art projects that will appeal to my older kids but that will still be DOABLE for my little ones. Because let's face it, my four-year-old REALLY wants his project to look just as good as his big brothers'...but it usually does not, and so disappointment ensues.
This scratch art project was a rare gem of an art lesson. ALL my kids enjoyed it because it was easy, doable, and lent itself to individual expression. Granted, the end product doesn't look like a Rembrandt, but it IS pretty eye-catching.
For Scratch Art, you will need:
- piece of heavy art paper
- chalk pastels
- black acrylic paint
- paint brush
- a butter knife, toothpick, or any other pointed tool
Using chalk pastels, scribble bold swatches of color all over a piece of heavy art paper.
Cover the entire page thoroughly with black acrylic paint and set aside to dry completely.
Using a mildly sharp-tipped object like a butter knife or toothpick, scratch off the paint to create a unique design or picture.