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COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL creative and authentic art  45 Crayon Resist Crayon resist is similar to tape resist. Use white crayons for a surprise effect, or use oil pastels for a more obvious effect. Give children the crayons or oil pastels and let them color their pictures. When they’re finished coloring, have them use small or medium-size paintbrushes to paint liquid paint over the drawing. The waxy or oily drawing will re- pel the paint, creating a striking artwork. Splatter Paint Canvas painting Tape Resist Splatter painting is an exciting classroom project. This style of painting is carefree, fun, and creative. It does, however, become very messy! It involves dip- ping long paintbrushes into the paint and whip- ping the paint freely toward the painting surface. You can do splatter painting using a few different techniques. Tape resist is a fun project that you can adapt to make a new activity every time. Have children ar- range tape on canvas or poster board to make lines and designs. (The best kinds of tape to use are col- ored tape from a school supply store or carpenter tape from a hardware store.) Then give the children rollers, brayers, or brushes to paint over the whole surface with a variety of colors. When the paint is dry, carefully lift off the tape to reveal the white lines and designs within the painting. The first time you do this project, the children will be amazed! Splatter painting Tape resist Paper within a box works especially well. Use a medium-size or large box with sides up to twenty-​ four inches tall (no higher than children’s under- arms). The sides keep the paint inside the box and help prevent a huge mess. Line the bottom of the box with paper and tape it down. Invite the chil- dren to come over one or two at a time to paint. COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL