Read in 1 min Bible Activities and Sermons » Activity Type » Craft Print / Download Article Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email Elementary and Preteen Craft: Scratchboard Pictures Published: July 1, 2022 Have your elementary and preteen students create their own scratchboard pictures while learning about Mark 4:21-23. Elementary and Preteen Craft: Scratchboard Pictures You’ll need: heavy paper pastel crayons black poster paint bent paper clips or nails dish soap paintbrushes dishes Mix a drop of soap into each small dish of black paint. Set out the supplies. Have kids color their entire pieces paper with crayons. Make sure they’re creating a thick layer of crayon as they color. Once the coloring is complete, apply black poster paint all over the layer of crayons. Let the paint dry. Once the paint is dry, have kids scratch a picture into the black painted surfaces with a bent paper clip or nail. The beautiful colors underneath will show through! Craft Discussion Read aloud Mark 4:21-23. Ask: What do you think Jesus meant by “hidden” things? How will Jesus help us see those hidden things? How is the black picture like or unlike not knowing everything Jesus wants us to know? Is our scratched picture like or unlike knowing everything Jesus wants us to know? How so? How can we be better listeners to learn from Jesus? Looking for more craft ideas? Check out these posts! And for even more ideas and daily posts of inspiration, follow us on Facebook! © Group Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved. No unauthorized use or duplication permitted. Get our FREE enewsletter! Join thousands of other children’s ministry leaders, getting fresh, helpful ideas delivered weekly to your inbox. Sign Up Please enter valid email address Sign Up Recieve offers and promos from Group? Got it! Would you also like offers and promos from Group? Yes! No Thanks, you're all set!