Kids can draw, write and create colourful patterns on their DIY scratch paper. It's an easy activity that all ages will enjoy!


You will need:

  • Micador Oil Pastels
  • Micador Painting Paper
  • Tape
  • Black Paint (acrylic or tempera works best)
  • Colourfun Paintbrush
  • Scratching tool (toothpicks and paperclips work well)

Create a background of colour!

Using pastels, fill a sheet of paper with a colourful pattern. There should be no white space or uncoloured areas. For best effect - try not to let the same colour touch.

Secure your sheet

Using tape, fix your coloured sheet of paper to a larger piece of paper.

Paint and cover with black paint

Apply a thick layer of black paint over the sheet, covering the colourful pattern. Acrylic or Tempera paint works best.

Allow paint to completely dry

After covering the page with your black paint, allow it to dry for a couple of hours.

Scratch out lines and shapes!

Use the tip of your scratching tool to scratch out lines and draw pictures. Your colourful pastel layer beneath will show through and create a beautiful image. Scratching tool options: toothpicks, paper clips, chopsticks or a modelling tools work well!

Some scratch art inspiration...

Try your hand at family portraits, welcome home signs, birthday cards or rainbow butterflies!
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