Scratch Off Magic Paper Art

Scratch Off Magic Paper Art

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You will need: 

  • White cardstock paper
  • crayons
  • black (or other dark color) paint
  • dish soap
  • foam paint brush
  • toothpicks or paper clips
Cut the cardstock in half.  It’s just easier for little hands to manage. Then have your child fill the paper with crayon. This works the best when the entire page is filled with thick, waxy crayon. Once the pages are filled, set them on a scrap paper or drop cloth for paint. Mix a pile of black paint (about 1/4 cup) with about a teaspoon of soap. The soap helps the paint coat the wax, rather than balling up and puddling. Brush it right over the crayon. The paint is bubbly, but those pop and it dries just fine. Let them sit to dry. It only takes about 20 minutes or so. For our craft class we started the 2 hour class with this and finished the last 5 minutes of the class with the scratching off. Once dry, use a toothpick or an unbent paper clip to scratch out the desired designs.  It is so much fun to see the brightly colored crayon paper appearing underneath!

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