Scratch art is a type of engraving where an artist scratches through dark ink to uncover a colored layer beneath. Now French company Djeco has taken scratch art to a whole new level with these original display-worthy designs. Follow the directions and embellish parts of the creative scratch art boards with simple zentangle-like patterns, and in other places, larger areas of the boards are scratched off to reveal hidden surprises.
Djeco Bugs is an excellent introduction to this unique craft and includes cute insects. A perfect way for kindergartners to practice patterns, following directions, and attention to detail, Djeco Bugs includes four generously-sized scratch templates, one scratch tool sized for little hands, and a full-color pictorial instruction booklet filled with inspiring design ideas. Djeco Scratch Boards kits will boost both your child’s fine motor and visual discernment skills.
Designed By: Kate Mclelland
Age Recommendation: 3-6 Years
CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.
review by Just a Secular Homeschooler
”The activity set is for ages 3-6, so it’s one of those great activities for building fine motor skills. Children can make their scratchings as simple or elaborate as they would like – there are patterns underneath the blue ink.”Read the Review
review by Laura Noelle
”We have enjoyed these scratch boards and I think they are a worthwhile investment for enriching learning skills... I appreciate that it’s an art project that is low-mess and doesn’t require my assistance (just general supervision for young children).”Read the Review
review by Cummins Life
”Kids do not have to do everything exactly like the picture instructions but it has suggestions and great ideas for them to use and my kids loved that.”Read the Review
Something extra for kids to do during break or quiet time.
I use it with my five year old.
Although this is an art project, it’s perfect for fine motor skills for young kids. I definitely recommend for kids under 6.
This is a really cute scratch art set! It has a small book to guide where to scratch the designs and comes with different cards to create different bugs!
I'm so glad I picked up this and two higher level Djeco scratch art books. The finished products look great hanging on our classroom wall. The change of pace from coloring and scribbling meant solid sessions of practicing fine motor skills and building up muscle control, without any boredom or coaxing. These were super affordable, too - a great addition to an art curriculum!
This is a fun craft for the hot and steamy days of summer!