Wednesday, February 1, 2012

DIY Raised Line Pictures, Images & Graphics

Sometimes you just have to be creative! Without high-priced embossing printers or paying over $15 for a simple coloring book, you can still create great raised line pictures for children to trace tactually, color, and 'read' for story time activities! All it takes is a little time - which can often be much easier to come by than money!

I find scrapbook and hobby stores to be the best places to find materials for creating and adapting for sensory learning. I never leave without textured paper, embellishments, and some type of dimensional media like paint or flocking powder. After making a few raised line coloring pages of your own, be sure to check out our post for more ideas for making coloring fun!

Suggested Shopping List:
Textured paper (glitter, embossed designs, and more!)
Dimensional/puffy paints
Flocking powder & glue pen
Non-toxic glue (look for assorted bottles/tips for dispensing to achieve a variety of effects)
Hot Glue Gun and glue sticks
Yarn and string
Wikki Stix
Embossing powder, embossing ink, and hot air gun
Dimensional stickers
Scrapbook embossing machines (like Cuttlebug or Sizzix) *however, these are generally more expensive and have more detailed designs when sometimes simpler is better!
Foam sheets and shapes (varieties include smooth or glittered surfaces, and scented!)

***These materials are great to always have on hand; you'll find numerous uses- I promise!***

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Raised line triangle using Wikki Stix.
Try using glitter glue (Stickles from Ranger Inks pictured here) to add dimension and texture!

Click to view the full Activity Plan (pdf)

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