Make Your Own Scratch Art

Make Your Own Scratch Art

With a few simple supplies, you can make your own scratch art! This was a big hit with kids of all ages!


  • Black Poster Paint
  • Large Paint Brush
  • Crayons
  • Paper (card stock paper works best, but any will do)
  • Newspaper
  • Popsicle Stick  / Toothpick



  1. Begin by filling an entire sheet of paper with various colors. We usually use a rainbow pattern. scratch art 3
  2. On a sheet of newspaper, begin painting over the colored paper with your black paint. scratch art 7
  3. Once the sheet in completely black, you can start “scratching” with your popsicle stick, toothpick or desired tool. scratch art 6
  4. Watch as the colors are revealed!  scratch art 5scratch art 1scratch art 4

Tips and Tricks

  • We’ve tried different color paints, but black seems to work the best.
  • Lighter colored crayons tend to show up better.
  • You can “erase” your doodling by painting over it again.

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