1 piece of thick paper (card stock or other heavier paper
will work fine) OR
a coloring book page.
Crayons (colors vary depending on your picture)
Small paper cups or bowls (one for each color of crayon)
White liquid glue
A picture to color
What to do:
Either choose a picture from your favorite coloring book
or draw one of your own. You can also create a unique
design by just drawing lines and shapes on your page.
We chose to draw and color an apple tree.
Pick the colors of crayons you'd like to use
and tear the paper off from the bottom about the width of two
fingers. For our picture we'll use red, green, brown and
blue. Note: You can use different
shades of any of the colors in the same cup. For example,
we used 3 or 4 different greens in our 'green' cup.
Sharpen each of the colors until you have a small pile
of shavings emptied into each cup. The amount of each
color you need will vary depending on your pictures. For
our picture we needed a LOT of green.
Pick a section of your picture and pour some glue into
the area. Spread the glue with a toothpick.
Sprinkle your shavings onto the glue. You can spread
the shavings with your hand, or Shake the paper back and forth
Curl the paper slightly, and tap the paper to pour the
shavings that didn't stick back into the cup.
Repeat steps 4-6 until you've completed the
Let the glue dry for several hours before handling.