Bastille Day Scratch Art
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Bastille Day Scratch Art

Age Range: 6-8
Craft Time: 30-60 minutes
Messy Rating:
1 2 3 4 5
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • Wood Dowel
  • Poster Board
  • Mat for Framing
  • Crayons
  • FolkArt® Acrylic Paint - Licorice
  • Craft Smart® Paint Brush
  • Aleene's "Tacky" Glue®

Developmental Skills

  • Fine Motor

Project Instructions

  1. Color poster board with crayons using assorted bright colors in a random pattern.  Make sure crayon coverage is heavy.
  2. Paint over the colored area on the poster board with acrylic paint.  Two coats may be needed.  Let dry completely.
  3. Use the dowel to scratch off paint to create the design.
  4. Glue the mat over the poster board.


Bastille Day is a national holiday in France.  It is very much like Independence Day in the United States because it is a celebration of the beginning of a new form of government.

Craft Notes

Adult supervision required at all times.