Easy Oil Pastel Art Project

By melanie
Easy Art Project Using Oil Pastels
Photo Source: The Moffatt Girls

If you're looking for a simple art project to complete with your kiddos, check out this oil pastel project that was featured over at The Moffatt Girls. The project can easily be tailored to fit any season, holiday, or topic! We love the cute bunny the Moffatt Girls chose for Spring!

Supplies You'll Need:

White paper

Pencils

Oil pastels

Watercolor paints

Provide each of your kiddos with a white piece of paper and have them draw a picture in pencil (the provided example shows a bunny with an outdoor background). You could have all of your students draw a similar picture, or you could let their imaginations take over. In the end, it's really all about the techniques!

Drawing to Begin Oil Pastel Art Project
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After the drawings are complete, have your students use oil pastels to first outline over their drawing and then to color everything in. Don't worry about smearing or white spaces with the oil pastels - the watercolor paint will fix all of it in the next step!

Filling In With Oil Pastels
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For the final step, use watercolor paint to paint over the entire picture (make sure the watercolor paint color matches the oil pastels the students used). How cute is the result?!?

Completed Oil Pastel Art Project
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Be sure to swing by The Moffatt Girls to see what other crafty ideas the girls have up their sleeves!

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