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Create cool textured designs with rubbing plates that you made yourself. Then create one-of-a-kind textured cards with Crayola® Color Sticks that you can use for any occasion.
MAKE RUBBING PLATES
For younger children, this step can be completed by an adult ahead of time.
Use Crayola Scissors to cut several pieces of poster board into medium-size pieces about 4 x 6 inches (10 x 15 cm).
Use a Crayola Color Stick to write a word and draw patterns onto the pieces of poster board. Trace over what you have written and drawn with Crayola School Glue and air-dry completely overnight.
When dry, have students feel the textured surface they created with their fingertips.
Choose a card size. To make a large card, fold a piece of construction paper in half. To make a smaller card, cut a piece of construction paper in half and then fold it in half.
MAKE TEXTURED DESIGNS
Draw a background on the card using the flat side of a Color Stick. Create movement in the design by making swirls and combining colors. Choose a rubbing plate word or design. Place the card on top of the rubbing plate and use the flat side of a Color Stick to rub over the card until the word or design appears. Use more than one Color Stick while rubbing to make special effects.
MAKE COLLAGE CARDS
Choose a rubbing plate design. Place a piece of construction paper on top of the rubbing plate and use the flat side of a Color Stick to rub over the card until the word or design appears. Use more than one Color Stick while rubbing to make special effects. Fill several sheets with different rubbings made with a variety of colors.
Tear or cut the textured designs and arrange them on a card. Use your imagination to create stripes, flowers, hearts or a mosaic-like design on the card. Attach the textured pieces with School Glue and an arts & crafts brush. Air-dry the glue completely.
Create an original pop-art repetitive portrait based on a study the life and work of Andy Warhol.
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