Initial Art and Colorful Creations with Crayola

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I’m so excited to bring this post and art project to you.  Can I just say that  I LOVE Crayola products? As an art educator for over seventeen years now, I have always loved using Crayola products because I know without a doubt that my students projects will always be of the highest quality. Well, here I’ve teamed up with #Walmart, #Crayola and #CollectiveBias to share a fun and creative project using Crayola crayons, washable paint, sidewalk chalk and your child’s initials.  This art project is perfect for preschoolers through first graders.  With this project your kids will work on letter recognition, developing their fine motor skills, and get to use a variety of medias. Not only is working with Crayola’s Washable Kids Paint fun, but using paint gives them the opportunity to explore color mixing.

Your kids aren’t the only ones that will love doing this art project, Mom’s will enjoy heading over to Walmart and saving money with Roll Back prices on their huge selection of Crayola art products. Just look for the most color-ful aisle in the store 🙂 !

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Here are the Materials You Will Use:

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Creating with Crayola

Begin by making the first initial of your child’s name out of 1″ painter’s tape. This will mask off the area under the tape and keep it from being painted over.

Crayola_ Initial Art_Masking 01After you’ve taped off your child’s initial, go in and help them mask off other areas with painters tape. You could do random lines, shapes or whatever you’d like. Lily wanted to  make these “star” like designs. The idea behind these shapes or designs is to create areas of white that your child can go back in and color with crayons and chalk, so don’t skimp here.

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 Next,  go ahead and let your child paint away… Lily really liked taking a little bit of 2 different  paint colors to create a totally new color like a dab of blue and a dab of green to get blue-green. This is your “color theory” teaching moment, so have fun with it!

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 Once they have finished painting & covered all of the paper, let the paint dry. I used a hair dryer to help speed up the drying time.

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 After the paint has entirely dried, very carefully and slowly peel the tape off. We kept the tape that made the “L” because we wanted it to remain white on her final piece. By keeping the initial white, it would really pop against all of the other background colors.

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Next, have your child go back in and color the white areas with crayons and the sidewalk chalk.

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 Once they have colored in all of those areas, that’s it! Your child has a completed masterpiece.

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My daughter Lily had a blast making her artwork, and your son or daughter can too. So, head on over to Walmart, pick up your Crayola art supplies and watch the amazing #ColorfulCreations your little ones will come up with.

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