PICTURE A PROJECT – Working With Dry-Erase Water Soluble Crayons

Students explore Crayola Dry-Erase water soluble crayons and use them to create a drawing of a significant project they have completed.

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PICTURE A PROJECT – Working With Dry-Erase Water Soluble Crayons


  • Crayola Dry-Erase Washable Crayons, 8 Count
  • Crayola Sketchbooks - 1 per student
  • Crayola Paint Brushes
  • Crayola Marker & Watercolour Paper - 22.9 cm x 30.5 cm (9" x 12")
  • Plastic Placemats - 1 per student
  • Water Containers
  • Pencils
  • Green Masking Tape
  • Paper Towels


Step 1
  1. Experiment with ways to use the Crayola Dry-Erase crayons.
    - dip the crayon into the water and then draw with it
    - paint water onto the tip of a crayon and then paint the colour onto the paper
    - paint some water on the paper and draw into it
Step 2
  1. Colour crayon directly on the paper and then brush water into it.
    - try using a small amount of water
    - use more water and see what happens
Step 3
  1. Make a plan drawing.
    - include important details
    - make sure the composition is balanced
    - place shapes and lines so they move your eye through the picture plane
Step 4
  1. Tape a piece of watercolour paper to a plastic placemat.
  2. Be sure to use one long strip of tape for each side.
  3. Lightly draw your composition on the paper with a pencil.
  4. Begin by colouring directly on the paper with the Dry-Erase crayons.
Step 5
  1. Paint water into the crayon to create different values.
Step 6
  1. When you are satisfied with your work, gently remove the tape from the paper.
Step 7
  1. View your picture with fresh eyes.
    - What details provide visual information about the project?
    - How did you use water to create different values and textures?
    - How did you create the illusion of depth?
    - How does the picture make you feel? Why?
    - What do you like best about your picture? Why?
  • Subjects:

    • Grades:

      • Grade 1,

      • Grade 2,

      • Grade 3,

      • Grade 4,

      • Grade 5,

      • Grade 6,

      • Grade 7,

      • Grade 8

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