Crayon Shaving Ant

A brilli-ant masterpiece of crayon shaving art! Create a colourful paper ant craft at home with Crayola supplies and items you already have on hand.

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Supplies:

  • Crayola Bright Pop Cardstock
  • Crayola No. 2 Pencil
  • Crayola Scissors
  • Crayola No-Run Washable School Glue
  • Crayola Crayons
  • Crayola Crayon Sharpener
Crayola Markers
  • Crayola Coloured Pencils
  • Cardstock

CIY Staff Tips:

  • A pencil sharpener will work if you don’t have a crayon sharpener at home.

Steps:

1
Step 1

Sketch and cut out 3 circles of Bright Pop Cardstock.

2
Step 2

Glue circles to blank cardstock sheet as ant body.

3
Step 3

Sharpen unwrapped crayons to create shavings.

4
Step 4

Sketch a circle inside ant body circle, then divide into 3 sections.

5
Step 5

Add glue to a section and lightly sprinkle crayon shavings on glue.

6
Step 6

Repeat step 5 twice to complete all 3 sections.

7
Step 7

Repeat steps 4–6 with middle ant body circle. Remove excess shavings.

8
Step 8

Draw ant antennae, facial features, and legs with markers.

9
Step 9

Cut out Bright Pop Cardstock shoes and glue to legs.

10
Step 10

Cut out 2 Bright Pop Cardstock circles and glue to antennae.

11
Step 11

Add grass with coloured pencils.

12
Step 12

Write a “brilli-ant” message with markers!

  • Occasion:

    • Rainy Day Crafts,

    • Animals

  • Age:

    • 6+,

    • 8+,

    • Tween+


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