WHAT'S IN A NUMBER? – Counting, Whole Numbers, Texture

Students create a mixed media painting of a number of their choice and use it to practice counting.

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WHAT'S IN A NUMBER? – Counting, Whole Numbers, Texture


  • Crayola Crayons - Regular NOT Washable
  • Crayola Watercolour Paints
  • Crayola Washable No-Run Glue
  • Crayola Paint Brushes
  • Crayola Glitter Glue
  • Embellishments
  • Cardstock Paper - 21.3 cm x 27.5 cm (8 ½" x 11") - 1 piece per student


Step 1
  1. Draw the number on the cardstock paper using Crayola Washable glue.
  2. Allow it to dry for several hours.
Step 2
  1. Use white and coloured crayons to draw designs on the paper.
  2. Press hard with the crayon.
Step 3
  1. Cover the whole paper with watercolour paint.
  2. Notice how the white crayon shows through the paint.
Step 4
  1. Count sets of things such as buttons and beads to match your number.
  2. Glue the sets inside the number.
Illustrated Crayon Character