Seeing Swimmers

Seeing Swimmers craft

These crayon-resist swimmers are cool in the pool! Paint your underwater adventure at a camp, water park, or at a swim meet.

  • 1.

    Swimming started out as a survival skill. Now it is a popular recreational and competitive sport. Swimming strokes include the crawl, breaststroke, and sidestroke. The butterfly stroke is the most recent. Do you know how these various strokes are performed? Check out a book or video to see what the swimmer's arms, legs, and head do while in the water.

  • 2.

    Using Crayola®Crayons, draw one or more swimmers in the water. Show which body parts are above water (face and arms) and below (legs). Design colorful swimsuits! Make a thick layer of crayon so the colors are brilliant.

  • 3.

    Cover your art area with newspaper. With Crayola Washable Watercolors and Brushes, paint the water line across the swimmer's body. The waxy crayon resists the paint, giving your scene a watery look. Mix colors to create the water the swimmer is immersed in, such as a pool, ocean, or lake, in the foreground.

  • 4.

    For the background, paint a pool wall, sky, or trees, depending upon where you're Seeing Swimmers. Add lane markers, diving platforms, or other details if you're showing a competitive event.