Scratch Art

I was so excited to try this project with my kids, I remember seeing it demonstrated on the TV when I was a kid wishing I could try it.

Scratch Art

Project Info

Difficulty Slightly challenging
Duration 1 hour
Age 5+
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  • Black Crayon
  • Coloring pencils
  • Paper


    1. Cover the paper with color using your coloring pencils
    2. Now color over the entire page with black crayon (covering up the color that you have just created)
    3. Use a coin to scratch off the crayon into a design of your choice.


    1. I found that I needed to experiment a bit with my paper, pencils and crayons. Not all types worked. It is definitely worth doing a few little samples before you embark on coloring a whole sheet.


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    Useful supplies

    - our picks from Amazon for this project:
    Crayola Colored Pencils, No Repeat Colors, 120 Count, Gift
    Crayola Colored Pencils
    Crayola Large Crayons, Black, Art Tools for Kids, 12 Count (52-0033-051)
    Crayola Large Crayons
    Strathmore 100 Series Youth Drawing Pad, 9 by 12", 40 Sheets
    Strathmore 100 Series Youth Drawing Pad

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