CRAYON RESIST CARD – Colour, Contrast, Shape

Students use crayons and watercolour paints to create a crayon resist illustration on a card that contains a story or poem they have written.

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CRAYON RESIST CARD – Colour, Contrast, Shape


  • Crayola Regular Crayons - Not Washable
  • Crayola Watercolour Paints
  • Crayola Paint Brushes
  • Table Salt
  • Green Masking Tape
  • Water Containers
  • Plastic Placemats - 1 per student
  • Cardstock Paper - 21.25 cm x 27.5 cm (8.5" x 11") - 1 piece per student


Step 1
  1. Fold the cardstock paper in half horizontally – short end to short end.
  2. Line up the corners, and make a firm crease along the fold.
Step 2
  1. Tape the folded cardstock to a plastic placemat.
  2. Make sure the tape runs along the full length of each edge.
  3. Make sure you know where the fold is.
Step 3
  1. Place the paper with the fold where it should be for the card to open with the picture facing up.
  2. Draw a design or picture on the paper.
  3. Use crayons to colour your picture.
  4. Press hard with the crayons and leave some paper blank.
Step 4
  1. Paint over the drawing with watercolours.
  2. Use several colours and let them bleed into each other.
Step 5
  1. Make sure the paint is still wet.
  2. Sprinkle a small amount of salt over the wet paint.
  3. Set the painting aside to dry.
Step 6
  1. When the paint is dry gently brush away the salt.
  2. Carefully remove the tape from the edges.
  3. Write a message inside the card.
Illustrated Crayon Character