Try something a little different by making your own colorful scratch art with a few simple supplies. Make easy scratch art paper for art at home or in the classroom. Art doesn’t have to be difficult or overly messy to share with children, and it doesn’t have to cost a lot either. Make your own scratch art paper with this fun and do-able art project for kids.
HOW TO MAKE SCRATCH ART PAPER FOR KIDS
WHY DO ART WITH KIDS?
Children are naturally curious. They observe, explore, and imitate, trying to figure out how things work and how to control themselves and their environments. This freedom of exploration helps children form connections in their brain, it helps them learn—and it’s also fun!
Art is a natural activity to support this essential interaction with the world. Kids need the freedom to explore and experiment creatively.
Art allows children to practice a wide range of skills that are useful not only for life but also for learning. These include the aesthetic, scientific, interpersonal, and practical interactions that can be discovered through the senses, intellect, and emotions.
Making and appreciating art involves emotional and mental faculties!
Art, whether making it, learning about it, or simply looking at it – offers a wide range of important experiences.
In other words, it’s good for them!
Paper Plate Scratch Art
- Paper plates (larger ones for older children, smaller ones for younger children)
- Oil Pastels
- Tempera Paint (black or another darker color for best results)
- Toothpick or scratching tools
- Paper towels or wet wipes for cleaning up messes
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STEP 1. Draw a colorful pattern on the plate with oil pastels. I used a rainbow type bullseye circle. Other patterns work just as well.
STEP 2. Make sure to apply the oil pastel pretty thin and blend it so no white is showing on the plate. Allow to dry for 30 minutes.
STEP 3. Apply thin layers of dark paint over your drawing. The first layer of paint should be thin, but cover the plate completely. Let it dry before applying second coat.
STEP 4. Apply a thicker coat of paint for the second layer. Allow to dry. For best results, allow to dry overnight.
STEP 5. Now time to create your scratch art! Take a toothpick, paperclip, or other sketching tool and draw a pattern or picture and watch the magic happen!
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