Oil Pastels and Watercolor Paints can create some super neat works of art! It is also a great medium to let kids just explore in an open-ended way! Check out this month’s Process Art Challenge using pastels below!
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Oil Pastels and Watercolor Paints Process Art
- Heavy Weight Paper
- Oil Pastels
- Watercolor Paints
- Paint Brushes
- Cup of Water
How to Set Up:
Set up you art area at a well-lit table. Use tape to keep the heavy weight paper in place. Set out the oil pastel crayons, some watercolor paints, brushes and a cup of water. Then invite your children to create and experiment with the materials. Since this is an open-ended art activity, there are no guidelines for what they should create! They sky’s the limit! I also encourage you to sit with them and get creative!
Both my five-year old son and I enjoyed getting creative with oil pastels and watercolor paints. As Caden drew and painted on his own large sheet of paper, I did the same on my own smaller paper. Caden was only interested in creating for a short time, but that’s okay because he was introduced to a new art material which is one of my goals in the process art challenge.
I really love using oil pastels with watercolor paints. It is so neat how to oil in the pastels repel the watercolor paints. It creates an amazing look. I created some fun, Spring inspired artwork and then was commissions to create a Rescue Bot.
Process Art Challenge
The Process Art Challenge was started to challenge parents to provide different art materials to their children for free creative exploration. Process Art is about the process and not about the product.
Check out our previous challenges and more stamp process art ideas from other bloggers below.
Tissue Paper ~ Found Objects ~ Stickers ~ Paint ~ Clay ~ Stamps ~ Crayons
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Shape Resist Chalk Pastel Art from Rainy Day Mum
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I adore this, what a great activity. I have some oil pastels, so must do this with my boys
Ellen @ Cutting Tiny Bites says
These are both such great art materials. Thanks for the reminder– we will pul ours out today for some process art!