Scratch Off Drawings
Scratch Off Drawings
In college, I had to take an art class in which I was given a list of art activities that could be made by children in my class. I had to make them in my dorm room, so I can testify that they are easy enough. One of my favorites is the scratch off drawing. Since I made the one in my dorm room, the World Wide Web has allowed me to find different versions. I will try to post as many versions as I can.
Version 1- Scratch Off Drawings- Etchings
The most simple version is just using crayons. On either white or manila construction paper, have the children color the whole paper. I make smaller squares because the children don’t usually have that much stamina to do a whole sheet. They need to color dark.
After they complete that stage, they need to color over the whole sheet with black crayon. It needs to be even darker than the colors underneath.
Once the sheet has been colored over with black crayon, the children can begin scratching off the black crayon in any design they want. I suggest they use the tip of their scissors opened. It should be a sharp tool. Have them experiment with different tools- nails, finger nail files, popsicle sticks, pencils, pens, etc.
Version 2- Crayons and Paint
This version only changes after the colored crayons have been completed.
Instead of using black crayons black tempera paint is used as the over coat. This is a little messier than the crayons. Make sure the children cover their clothes because I am not sure if the paint will come out in the wash.
Just paint over the crayons and allow to dry before scratching off.
Version 3- Crayons and Paint Mixture
Instead of using tempera paint, acrylic paint is used along with dish detergent.
Equal amounts of acrylic paint and dish detergent mixed in shallow bowls is painted over the colored crayon drawings. This mixture is similar to the scratch off lottery tickets. You can use any color, even silver or gold.
Version 4- Pre-Made Scratch Off Paper
You can also purchase sheets of scratch off paper. All of the mess is done for you. Just scratch off and it’s ready to go.
The colors underneath are usually brighter. These papers can be found in arts and crafts stores.