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 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
My son loved doing these when he had some down time. It made it fun to do a little bit at a time and then come back to it over the course of a few days. The reveal was always exciting.
They didnt really want to get creative with this or anything. It may be more suited for older kids. Mine didnt love it
We used this for my 5-year old's Kindergartener year, about once a month until we ran out! They were a big hit. My 5-year old enjoyed discovering what was under everything (and often just scratched off the whole board, versus making his own designs). We are purchasing other Djeco products for 1st grade and for Pre-K for my younger child.
Great activity to help my little one with his pencil grip and keep him busy while I work with my older child!
Scratch board art is always an outside project for our kids because of the mess it makes. These bug scenes are especially fun if you can find a similar bug in your yard.