Making your own DIY scratch art for kids is actually surprisingly simple to do, and requires only basic art and craft supplies.
It is also one of the activities on my FREE open ended craft challenge for kids “50 Craft’s to Try Before You’re 10“. If you are interested in joining in, then there is a sign up form at the end of the post.
Scratch art is nothing new. I remember doing it as a kid myself, and kits and books of scratch art for children are still readuily available. However, like lots of other things, I thought it would be fun to make our own.
This is a simple craft that even young kids can manage with very little parental intervention. Just word to the wise, aprons and protective table coverings are a must, the black stuff does seem to get everywhere!
So, if you would like to see how we created our DIY Scratch Art, then read on or pin it for later!
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What You Will Need
- Wax crayons
- Black poster paint
- Liquid dish soap
- Sponge or brush
- Sharp skewer
How You Make Your DIY Scratch Art
1.First you need to colour in your priece of paper with wax crayons. This can be in a random pattern or more organised, but make it as colourful as possible and try to cover most of the piece of paper with crayons.
2. Mix a few drops of liquid dish soap with some black poster paint. Paint this on to your coloured in piece of paper using a brush or sponge applicator. Apply it in a thick coat and allow to dry. You can add a second coat when it’s dry if needed. We just added one coat.
3. When it is completeley dry you are ready to scratch your drawing. We used a pointed bamboo stick, but you could also use a thumb tack or anything else you have thats pointed. Watch little fingers with this step!
That’s it! Let the kids imagination run wild and see what scratch art pictures they can create. Here are ours:
As I mentioned earlier, this is one of the activities in our open ended challenge “50 Crafts to Try Before You’re 10”, if you would like to join in then simply pop your details in below.
So what do you think of our DIY scratch art? Have you tried making your own scratch art before?