Crayon Resist Cats and Dogs

Kindergarten and 1st grade ended their week in the art room painting colorful cats and dogs with the crayon resist technique. (This is one of my favorite mediums so don’t be surprised to see more projects in this style!!!!) Students were encouraged to use both warm and cool colors as long as they used one color group to paint their cat/dog and the other to paint the background. They were instructed to outline their pet with a white crayon and to make crayon designs on the pet and on their background. Some of the younger students had difficulty grasping the importance of using the white crayon, made even more confusing as they couldn’t see the white crayon on the white paper!!!! As soon as they added the watercolor paints, they were able to see the ‘magic’ of crayon resist. I love these colorful pets. It is always fun to hear how excited the children are when their crayon patterns magically appear under the paint. This is definitely a project we will do again 🙂

Hunter H.

Everett U.

Ava F.

Lilli N.

Max M.

Jake B.

Bailey L.

Emma G.

Brooklyn O.

Hunter B.

Coleman B.

Aaron H.

About stephwheatley

Formerly from Britain, I have lived in the USA since 1989. My qualifications are in library science, but I've had a passion for all things artsy and crafty for as long as I can remember! I became the Primary Art Teacher at Shady Oak Christian School in 2009 and am thoroughly enjoying myself. I teach students at both Shady Oak Christian School and Shady Oak Primary School. It's wonderful to be able to share my passion at a place that believes in the importance of learning through creativity. Please check out the Shady Oak websites at and to learn more about these unique schools located in Richmond, TX.
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3 Responses to Crayon Resist Cats and Dogs

  1. Cathy Wesley says:

    Love it Stephanie!! Using beans for the mosaics is genius! The kids just LOVE art, AHmazing teacher = AHmazing art! ( :

  2. Cathy Wesley says:

    BTW, the “spiral design” on your screensaver is giving me seizures…

  3. Hey Cathy, You’re a sweetie :)…My plan to hypnotize viewers is working then 🙂

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