Crayon Resist Whale Shark

Make an easy and fun whale shark craft while learning all about this gentle giant sea creature.

Safety Tips

  • Kids 8 years and younger should use child-safe scissors.
Crayon resist whale shark craft

Materials

  • Paper
  • Crayons
  • Watercolor paint or any water-based paint
  • Paint brush
  • Glue
  • Wiggle eyes (optional)

Steps

Step 1 Crayon Resist Whale Shark craft 1. Before starting this craft, you may want to check out some fascinating facts about the whale shark:
Step 2 Crayon Resist Whale Shark craft 2. Draw an outline of a whale shark or print out this whale shark stencil.
Step 3 Crayon Resist Whale Shark craft 3. Whale sharks are characterized by light yellow spots all over its body. Draw spots on the whale shark using light yellow or white crayon. Make the strokes or spots as heavy as you can so that they show clearly after being painted over.
Step 4 Crayon Resist Whale Shark craft 4. Thin down any water-based black paint with water. As you paint on the whale shark, the spots which were made using wax crayons will resist the thinned-down paint.
Step 5 Crayon Resist Whale Shark craft 5. Don't worry about painting over the edges as the whale shark will later be cut out. Continue painting until the entire whale shark has been colored in.
Step 6 Crayon Resist Whale Shark craft 6. While waiting for the painted whale shark to dry, you can make a background using the same crayon resist technique. Create an underwater picture by drawing waves with white or perhaps dark blue crayon and painting over the entire paper with thinned down blue watercolor paint or any water-based paint. Allow this picture to dry.
Step 7 Crayon Resist Whale Shark craft 7. Once the whale shark is dry, you can cut it out.
Step 8 Crayon Resist Whale Shark craft 8. Glue on a pair of wiggle eyes and draw a mouth if you like.
Step 9 Crayon Resist Whale Shark craft 9. Finally, glue the whale shark onto the background.

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