Grades 3, 4, and 5 have been working on Scratch Art this month. Here is some fifth grade work that turned out really well. We made our own rainbow scratch boards for this project and reviewed the colors of the spectrum in proper sequence then used crayon to lay our base layer down in an interesting pattern. Black oil pastel was used to cover the crayon and a rough draft design was created from reference photos.
When students were happy with their design the transferred it to the scratch board by laying the sketch on top of the scratch board and going over their lines with a pencil. The faint transfer lines were etched into the scratch board with the end of a Popsicle stick and patterns were added.