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Have your child completely color a piece of construction paper with wax crayons. Be sure no empty spaces show through. Have her crumple her picture carefully into a tight ball, paying particular attention to the edges of the paper. Gently unfold the picture and notice how the surface has cracked. Brush a dark or contrasting ink or water paint over the entire painting to create a mosaic effect. Allow the picture to dry, then place it on a sheet of newspaper, and cover it with a piece of thin drawing paper. Iron over the drawing paper with a hot iron, using a 'patting' rather than a sliding motion this will smooth out the cracks in the original paper, and also transfer the original image to the drawing paper.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|