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Make Your Own Wax Scratch Art

Everyone remembers making those wax scratch art pictures from their childhood so when D asked to make one, it provided a great bit of half-term fun...It is so simple to do, yet effective too. 

Colour a piece of card with wax crayons. 


Then paint over the whole piece of card with thick paint. Ideally the paint would be black but we didn't have any black paint so we used blue and it still worked.

Leave the paint to dry.

When it is completely dry you can use a wooden stick (e.g. a wooden skewer but with the tip cut off so it is not too pointy and scratchy) or the end of a paintbrush handle to scratch your pattern, picture or writing onto your wax art card.




D had drawn Jesus at the cross with the message: He died for your own good.

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12 comments:

  1. i remember doing this when i was little. I love timeless craft activities like this xx

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    1. us too - especially as D could get on with it himself - he really liked being able to do it independently. x

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  2. What a choice little picture he drew, fab Rebecca and thanks for the reminder of this activity, my girls will love this. Mich x

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  3. I love that this was his choice of picture! I have very fond memories of these colourful scratch paintings. Lovely :)

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    1. thanks Suzanne - i thought it was lovely that he drew and wrote that too. x

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  4. My kids are a little older but I'm sure they'd enjoy doing this, will have to try it out next weekend. Thanks for the idea!

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  5. ha i recently tried this forgot how to do it was wondering why crayon over crayon didnt work lol! how sweet he choose jesus my son would have drawn minecraft or something! lol!

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    1. I got muddled up once before with the one you do with a wax candle and then paint over it. That is a good one to try too for 'magic' writing. x

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  6. This is fabulous! I remember doing this at primary school, but had totally forgotten about it! Love the picture and message too. One to keep, I think! Thanks for linking up with #SavouringtheSeason

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    1. thanks Claire. Yes it is one to keep - i've pinned it to our noticeboard. x

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