This art lesson has always been one of my students' favorites.
A make-your-own "scratchboard" to create a crayon etching design.
You can purchase ready made scratch art products, but creating your own is so much more fun and artistic and it's super easy! Students can choose their own color scheme for the under colors or they can be given guidelines for color, for example, warm or cool. They will learn that the negative space and the positive space need to interact in good balance for the overall effect.
2 page lesson with easy to follow directions.