Crayon Resist Easter Card

Here’s a quick and easy crayon resist project I did with some of my 1st and 2nd graders.  Stu­dents folded 12x18 paper in half and painted on the front, for a charm­ing Easter card.  Inside, they wrote: “He is risen!  He is risen indeed!”
Mate­ri­als:
  • 12x18 heavy-weight white con­struc­tion paper
  • black crayons
  • water­col­ors (I like the Prang OVL-8 set)
  • water­color brush (Don’t use the cheapo brush that comes in the set. You can buy a decent qual­ity brush for a dol­lar or two, and it’s well worth it!)
  • water con­tainer and water
Direc­tions:
1. Fold your 12x18 paper in half the “ham­burger way” (width-wise).
2. Make sure your fold is on the left, so your card will open correctly!
3. With your black crayon, draw a hill across the bot­tom of your paper. Add a few short lines here and there to sug­gest grass. (Because these are sim­ple instruc­tions, there is no need to draw with pen­cil first!)
4. Next, draw a sim­ple cross on top of the hill and add an out­line around it to give it thickness.
5. Draw a sun in the sky. 
6. Now paint!  (I encour­age my stu­dents to not use any col­ors straight from their paint set, but to mix every color they use. This will yield much more inter­est­ing colors!!)
7. When your paint­ing is dry, write your mes­sage on the inside.  Happy Easter!!

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3 Responses to Crayon Resist Easter Card

  1. Danica Papali April 15, 2011 at 1:31 pm #

    I love this!

  2. Sonia April 18, 2011 at 4:12 am #

    My cousin rec­om­mended this blog and she was totally right keep up the fan­tas­tic work!

    Kids Cloth­ing

  3. Mrs. Skojec May 22, 2011 at 8:06 pm #

    I did these with my Kinder­garten class and they LOVED it! Thanks so much for this lovely post!

    ~Pam

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