Crayon resist flowers on newspaper

The second project that Kindergarten and 1st grade worked on this week focused on reusing newspaper. (Idea for this project courtesy of )Students were each given a quarter sheet of newspaper. This was going to serve as the background to their picture. They were then instructed to draw a flower or flowers with black crayon. I brought some silk flowers for the children to study and use as inspiration for their drawings. The next step was to add a background pattern with white crayon. Students were encouraged to fill their sheet with a repeating pattern. The final stage was to add water color paint. This is always so much fun for the children as they see their pattern/shapes drawn with white crayon appear. This is an inexpensive project that can easily be duplicated at home. I love how these turned out 🙂

Hunter B.

Coleman B.

Brooklyn O.

Lilli N.

Aaron H.

Hunter H.

Max M.

Everett U.

Emma G.

Ava F.

Jake B.

Bailey L.

Crayon resist flowers on newspaper


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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