Rainbow Scratch Paper Tutorial

Have you ever looked at those rainbow scratch papers and wondered how to make them?  If so, you are in the right place today.  I'm sharing this easy peasy rainbow scratch paper tutorial so that you too can make your very own scratch paper any old time that you want.


It's a great craft to do with your kids and its easy to cut your paper into different shapes for birthday parties or holidays. A fun and unique craft to add to any activity. 


Rainbow Scratch Paper Tutorial

For this project you only need a few things.  You will want to have crayons in varying colors, a black crayon and a piece of paper. We also used toothpicks at the end to draw on the paper.

rainbow scratch paper tutorial


Today I am showing you a very simple and basic way to make scratch paper.  If you have a little more time and want to use a few more supplies (like paint and dish soap) check out this tutorial.


Color the paper completely using the different colored crayons.  You can either do it in sections like I show in this picture.  I also colored lightly on this one.



Or make smaller sections with color patches.  This is the way I prefer to do it because I think that the end result looks better.  I also colored over each section twice to make the colors more vibrant.



Once the whole paper is colored you will take the black crayon and start coloring over it.



Keep on coloring.  You will want to color over it several times, especially if you have made the other colors really dark.  



When you are finished, let your kids use a toothpick and write a message or draw a picture.  It's so fun and such a simple craft to make.



If you are looking to have complete coverage with no color showing trough you can try this other method I mentioned before.




This is the paper that I colored more lightly on.  It was a lot easier to cover the colors completely but the color wasn't nearly as vibrant.  So, it's up to you how you want to do it.  Either way the kids seem to have making a picture and uncovering what lies beneath.


As you can see from my rainbow scratch paper tutorial, there is a lot of variability in how you do this craft.  It's a matter of personal preference, what you have on hand and how much time you want to spend on it.


If you try this rainbow scratch paper tutorial, let me know what you think in the comments below.  I would also love to see a picture of your finished projects on Instagram #peachtreedr


Happy crafting!



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