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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Scratch Art

Following our lesson on Georgia O'keefe and sketching flowers we taught the kids how to create Scratch Art of a flower. Scratch Art is basically an etching. You "scratch" away the top layer to reveal the colored layer underneath. This video is great to show students before they actually create their own scratch art.

After the video, we modeled
the following steps:
1. On a 3 x 3 inch sheet of white paper,
create blocks of color using crayons.
Press hard so the colors are nice
and bright. There should be no
white spaces visible.


2. Take a black crayon and create a "blanket" by completely covering the color blocking. The entire paper will be black with very little color showing through.

 3. Using a variety of "tools" students
scratch/etch a drawing of a large flower. We let the students choose which tools they wanted to try (toothpicks, chopsticks, popsicle sticks and paper clips).

This is how they looked displayed all together (5 classes of students) in our school library!

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