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3rd Grade Student Example, Saint Joseph Cathedral Elementary School
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Level: ECE, Primary, Junior, Middle School
Grades: PreK- Gr. 8 | Age: 2 - 14 yrs | Written by: Andrea Mulder-Slater
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Younger students will enjoy exploring with this activity while older students should be encouraged to investigate detailed images and patterns.

What You Need:
What You Do:

  1. Fill the paper with crayon shapes and patterns, making sure to press hard. It is best to use light colors at this stage.
  2. Once you have filled the paper with crayons patterns, color heavily over the whole paper using black crayon.
  3. Plan out a picture or design and using the popsicle stick or paper clip, scratch the design into the black crayon. The light colors will show through where you scrape away the black.
  4. Polish the picture by rubbing wax paper on it -- to give it a shine. You can also use a chamois cloth or even a plastic bag.

Optional: Instead of rubbing black crayon over the colored crayon, you can paint black India ink over the colored crayon, let it dry and scratch into the ink - revealing the colors below.

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