Category Archives: Crayon & Drawing

Abstract Crayon

Turn crayon drawings into real abstract art by simply giving them a black border (use photo stick squares to mount the drawing onto black paper and then cut a border around it). If your little Picasso tells you what the drawing is of, make a small bordered rectangle, write the title in, and place it below the drawing.

These abstracts look awesome on a wall! They also make great gifts (especially for grandparents)!

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Color Block Cards

Create this kind of card by using masking tape to tape a border around the card (it actually helps to tape it down to the table). Then take a thin piece of tape and place it down the center, and do the same across the card, to create four blocks.

Using a separate piece of paper, outline letters or shapes and have your child color them in. Then cut them out and glue them into the squares on the card.

If you use colors that contrast enough, you don’t need to have a dark outline around the letters/ shapes. It’ll give it a great different look.

Helpful Hint: Use masking tape that’s cheap, so that it doesn’t stick too much to the card. And when you take the tape off, do it slowly and gentle so that it doesn’t rip off part of the card.

 

 


 

Abstract Ink

Paper and ink. Use photo stick squares to mount it on a black background, and it’s done!

Go Further:

-Use photo squares to mount the finished product to a card, with your kiddo’s name and age below.

 

Crayon Leaf Rub

A classic! Just place the object under the paper and color over it. Experiment with all sorts of textures and objects.

Helpful Hint:

Tape the corners of the paper down so that it doesn’t move around as your kiddo colors.

Go Further:

-Make a portfolio or book of crayon rubs that shows different textures, with a word below each picture to describe the texture