Enjoy a family paint night with a few simple supplies that you probably have at home. Make your own DIY rainbow scratch paper with crayons, cardstock, and black paint! Place your artwork in a nice frame and hang it up with pride.
Scratch Art For Kids
One of the reasons I love this project so much it is so cheap to create. I used to love doing scratch art as a kid, but they were so expensive that I was rarely allowed to do them. As a mom now, I love when my kids are able to get creative!
Art Paint Party – DIY Rainbow Scratch Paper
This would also make the perfect art paint party idea. The black paint dries quickly, all you need is a thin layer. Buy a few stencils for the kids to trace and they will love the activity. Be sure to print off our free rainbow party kit to accompany your party.
Mommy And Me Painting
Enjoy some special time with your little ones doing this project with just you and them! I love spending one-on-one time with my girls. You may also want to try making sharpie mugs or DIY Bead Bowls with them next!
DIY Rainbow Scratch Paper
- White Cardstock
- Black Acrylic Paint
- Paint Brush
- Stencils (Optional)
- Frame (Optional)
Choose crayons that are bright bold colors or pastel. If you choose dark colors they will not show up as well under the black paint. The best colors to use are yellow, red, bright blue, and orange.
Color on the cardstock with the crayons. Color in blocks, alternating colors. Make sure the entire paper is completely covered in crayon.
Paint a thin layer of black paint over the entire paper. You should not be able to see the crayon through the paint. Let the paint dry, mine only took 10-20 minutes to dry!
Use a blunt object (I used the bottom of my paintbrush) to scratch off the paint in the areas you want to see the crayon. If you are using stencils, you can trace around your stencil for this step. I free-handed all my designs, so do whichever you feel more comfortable with.
If you accidentally scratch a place you do not want to be scratched off, you can apply more black paint in these areas and let them dry again.
Place your artwork in a frame and place it on the wall for everyone to enjoy!
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