Thursday, November 22, 2012
Oil Pastel Butterfly
I bought Hasan some oil pastels a while ago and I've been lost on what to get him to do with them. I'm surprised that I even bought them because oil pastels were my least favorite thing to do in school...they were so messy. But now I have them so I should use them. After some googling I came across this idea on ehow.com.
You draw a butterfly and then colour it with oil pastels. Then using a mixture of paint and water you paint over the butterfly and the paint shouldn't adhere to the oil pastels. I think I should have watered the paint down more because it did stick to the pastels. It looked more like a butterfly underwater....then I thought maybe we should have made a fish instead. Hasan decided he wanted to cut the butterfly out but that wasn't part of the original activity.
Draw a butterfly on the construction paper with a pencil. Colour in with oil pastels. Mix the paint and water. Brush the picture with the paint/water mixture. Allow to dry.