After not touching crayons for at least 6 months my oldest (3 Years) is starting to take an interest in them again. We’ve been doing a lot of coloring/drawing lately. We’ve been having tons of fun with our rubbing plate and white board crayons. I thought I would give her a different texture to color on today.
Different printouts relating to some of her favorite books right now.
Crayons (I took out fall colors)
Sandpaper (we used fine paper… which is what works best)
She was excited about this one!
She chose to do an apple. ”Does this go on top like this?”
We cut around the apple onto the sandpaper, and I outlined it with black crayon.
First things first… the paper had to come off the big crayons. LOL
She chose to match them with their “right” jar.
She proceeded to grab all the other colors off her shelf and do some more matching with those. ”Where are my other colors? I need to get my other crayons.”
After 20-30 minutes of just peeling paper and matching she moved onto the apple. ”Is this rough? How come it’s rough? It feels sandy. Do apples go in the sand?
The coloring begins.
She asked me to help her color. Instead of taking over her project… I cut out another apple and colored along side of her. Mine on left, hers on right. She chose not to color the stem and leaf.
After you are finished… place sandpaper face down on a piece of paper. We used a heavier card stock.
At first I put a towel over because I wasn’t sure how the hot iron would take to the sandpaper. I did try it with the iron directly on the sandpaper and it was fine. If you do put a towel over you will want to iron it for at least 30-40 seconds. My daughter did help me with this, but I was too involved to take pictures. Only do what YOU are comfortable with.