Make Your Own Scratch Paper

Today we made our own homemade “Scratch Art” paper at home. It is very simple and the results were fantastic.  How proud they were with their accomplishments.  

Supplies:
  • White paper
  • Black tempera paint
  • Crayons
  • Dish detergent
  • Pencil or blunt instrument for drawing
Directions:
  1. Color white paper with crayons making sure the entire page is covered.  Tip:  Draw a square on the center of the paper and then cut it out when finished.  This is an easy way to make sure that the edges are colored.
  2. Mix black tempera paint with dish detergent to a ratio of 1/4 cup black tempera paint to about 1/2 tsp of regular dish detergent and apply over the drawing.
  3. Allow to dry.
  4. Scratch a design with a pencil or other blunt instrument.