GREETINGS! – Stencil Print, Space, Shape

Students design their own hand-printed greeting cards using marker with water and simple stencils made out of clear acetate.

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GREETINGS! – Stencil Print, Space, Shape


  • Crayola Markers
  • Crayola Marker & Watercolour Paper - 22.9 cm x 30.5 cm (9" x 12") - 1 piece per student
  • Clear Acetate - about 7.6 cm x 7.6 cm (3" x 3") - 1 per student
  • Small Sponges - about 2.5 cm x 2.5 cm (1" x 1") - 1 per student
  • Water Containers
  • Paper Towels
  • Painters Masking Tape
  • Plastic Placemats - 1 per student


Step 1
  1. Fold the paper in half short end to short end.
  2. Make a good crisp fold.
  3. Carefully tape the folded paper to a plastic placemat or piece of firm cardboard.
  4. The tape will leave a white border around your design once it is removed.
Step 2
  1. Use a white crayon to draw some small shapes such as spirals on part of the paper.
  2. Draw a shape on a small piece of acetate.
  3. Cut it out.
Step 3
  1. Place the plastic shape on your paper and hold it firmly in place.
  2. Draw some marker on the shape.
  3. Dip a small sponge into the water to get it wet.
  4. Squeeze out most of the water.
Step 4
  1. Drag the damp sponge over the inked shape and onto the paper.
  2. The water will make the marker ink flow onto your paper.
  3. Remove the plastic shape to see your stencil print.
  4. Repeat with other colours.
  5. Overlap the shapes until you fill the paper.
Step 5
  1. Gently remove the tape.
  2. Notice the white border.
  3. Notice how the colours mix together in some places.
  4. Notice how the white crayon shows through the ink.
Illustrated Crayon Character