Here’s an easy art project for toddlers and preschoolers. Creating this white crayon art is a simple as offering your child a piece of black paper and a white crayon. Add a small selection of paint colours, and you’ll end up with some beautiful creations worthy of matting and framing.
We’ve been focusing on easy toddler art projects this month. Last week the hooligans each made a simple drawing project that required only a white crayon and a piece of black paper.
I do love an easy crayon art project. We’ve made melted crayon art many times, and we often do crayon resist projects, but those activities can be a little advanced for toddlers. This white crayon art project is just perfect for one and two year olds.
I gave everyone a small piece of black card stock that I’d cut into rectangles and some squares and they drew or wrote whatever they wanted on their paper.
A couple of the hooligans asked for paint when they finished their drawing, so I set out the tempera paints. I think the splash of colour against the black and white art is quite striking.
Because we’re on a mission to get some hooligan-made art up on our walls, I double matted each drawing, by first gluing it to a piece of white card-stock, and then to a piece of coloured card-stock.
I think they look like a million bucks! More art for our playroom walls!
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Jackie is a mom, wife, home daycare provider, and the creative spirit behind Happy Hooligans. She specializes in kids’ crafts and activities, easy recipes, and parenting. She began blogging in 2011, and today, Happy Hooligans inspires more than 2 million parents, caregivers and Early Years Professionals all over the globe.
Marie Dobbs Brasseit
There you are again, making neat things! Cute!
Thanks, Marie. I love how simple these were, and yet they still looked so nice when they were matted. 🙂
Ur ideas fab lov them. Xx
Eddie - The Usual Mayhem
Beautiful! I can’t decide which version (b/w or colour) I like best! The matting and framing really makes them stand out, too.
Full of inspiration again! Many many regards from Greece. You give me so many ideas and help me spend time with my two boys in a creative way – having so much fun! Thank you 🙂
You’re welcome, Stella! Glad you’re enjoying our activities. 🙂
I love all your ideas..as i work with six weekes up to nine to ten mths…great inspirations!!!
This is one of the best sites ever, I found you through facebook, I always loved art projects when I was a kid. It’s fantastic for kids creativity imaginatio self worth. Keep up the good work. I like and share all your posts on FB.
What a wonderful compliment! Thank you so much, Laura! I’m so glad you found me, and that you’re enjoying my activities! And than you so much for sharing them!