Scratch Art paper or Scratch Paper is a totally cool paper you can make yourself right at home. No need to buy the scratch paper from the store you can make it! Your kids will be amazed at how cool you are!
How to make Scratch Paper
First color with crayons really hard all over white heavy weight copy paper or card stock. The colored design should be waxy looking with NO white paper showing. This takes some time but the results are worth the effort!
Draw a square on the center of the paper, not too big, and then cut it out when they are finished. This makes it easier for little hands to hold and color without destroying the edges. Younger children will also do better with a thicker paper.
After paper is colored take black tempera paint and mix in a drop of dish detergent. I would say maybe two tablespoons of paint with a good sized drop (like 1/4 to a scant 1/2 tsp) of regular dish detergent. We used a washable kids paint by Plaid.
Paint your entire page with the paint. Allow to dry.
When the paper is completely dry (takes about an hour), start scratching away. We used toothpicks. Here are some of our masterpieces.
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