Jun 4, 2015

Scratch Art - Kid Craft


The other day, hubby got up late, the car tire was flat and it was raining....it was a Monday...can you tell?!?   So I told hubby to take the van and I decided to keep all my kiddos home for the day!  My big girls were more then excited to miss a day of school and I enjoyed the extra day of snuggles and fun....

...and fighting! (them, not me...mostly... *wink*)


UGH!


What's with them lately?!?!  Any ways, we snuggled and movie watched and then I decided to get crafty!


Muahahahha!




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Arts and craft that is! ....obviously eh?!


So, I looked over my Pinterest boards and came upon a FAVOURITE craft of mine from when I was little!  Scratch Art!!!


It's easy, very little mess and super duper f.u.n.!!!


You will need:

  • a plastic table cloth or newspaper to cover work surface (optional but recommended!)
  • paint brush
  • water colour paper/card stock/other durable paper
  • oil pastels (crayons would probably work too?!)
  • black acrylic paint (I tried tempera paint but it didn't cover as nice and took waaay longer to dry!)
  • scratching tools - tooth picks, play-dough tools, popsicle sticks, ect.






Using your pastels (or crayons) colour the paper until there is NO white!! None, zilch, nothing, cover that baby in COLOUR!



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(Are you getting an idea why this is a craft I still remember doing, like 26 years later?!! hahahah!)


Go crazy, colour a pattern, a rainbow, two colours, three, thirty nine colours, whatever - just have fun and colour away!





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Next, cover up all that beautiful colouring in BLACK!!!!  Seems counter intuitive but that's the name of our game....no actually the name is Scratch Art...but yeah....moving a long!



You could totally use another colour other then black but that was the original idea and I like it...so we used black!  If you do this and use another colour, please share it with me, either post your link in the comments or upload it to my Homemaker Design Facebook page



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Once it's all covered, you shouldn't be able to see any of the other colours coming through (a little is okay but try for full coverage here!)  Let it dry.  If you have a toddle/preschooler on hand...or are just inpatient yourself, feel free to pull out a hair dryer to get things moving along!  I sure did! ;) 


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Once dried, here's where the magic begins!!  Take your handy dandy scratch tools and get drawing!  Scratching away the black and letting the colours SHINE!!!  We used some tooth pick forks and some play-dough 'tools' that we had on hand.




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And then the kids thought it would be brilliant to see what their pictures would look like in the window....and brilliant it was!!





Oooohhh!






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Aahhhhhhh!






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Puuuurrdy!!




So there you have it! An easy, peasy, magical, rainy day craft!! Fun for ALL ages!!!!  














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6 comments:

  1. These are so great!! I bet they loved an impromptu day at home! And I think Joe has a creative streak in him, he really seems to enjoy art!

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    1. They were super fun and yes, Joe really seems to like to paint!!! I think this might be a bit old for your kiddos - as you probably know, but remember it for a few years from now - my gals sure loved it and like I said, I STILL remember making this when I was their age!! I think I'll post about side walk paint soon - that's a GREAT one and I'm sure Joshua would love it too!

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  2. This would be so wonderful for any occasion... Loved it... and tell your children, that Connie from all the way in Kentucky said they were awesome... beautiful.... so neat... loved the window idea....

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    1. Thank you Connie! As always, I love when you 'stop' in! :) Yes, the window idea was great - it was all them - they're good for inspiring me quite often!! lol!!

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  3. Good stuff... brave soul!! Wait. YOU ARE the photo in the dictionary of an awesome artist... and well... why didn't I think of this...?... because I very faintly remember doing this or something very similar probably 30+ years ago. I am way older than you - you remember.

    Way to go - all artsy, craftsy... love it!

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    1. Wanted to say - I love that first photo shot!! I think I know where you were and how you got it. Maybe!

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