crayon etching 1This can be a little time intensive and will most likely be best for artists over 7. Remember to keep you design fairly simple and uncluttered.

Materials: final product

Paper

Crayons

Something to etch with (I used a paper clip, the end of a paintbrush and the edge of a ruler.)

Directions:

1. Color a section (the size you want your picture to be) with one color or a pattern of several colors. Do not worry about getting too detailed, as only a bit of this will show through.

2. Color over the top (darkly) with a black (or other dark color).

3. Using the paper clip or end of paint brush, scrape away the black crayon to “draw” the picture.