Art Projects for Kids: Oil Pastels & Watercolors

In need of a quick, easy, and fun art project for kids? Here’s one of our favorites using watercolors and oil pastels! (This post contains affiliate links to Amazon.)

Art Projects for Kids: Using Watercolors and Oil Pastels~ Buggy and Buddy

Art for Kids: Oil Pastels & Watercolors

Materials

Directions

1. Draw any design or picture you’d like using the oil pastels. Some children may even prefer sketching their picture in pencil first and then going over it with the oil pastels.

2. Paint over the oil pastel picture with watercolors.  

Art Projects for Kids: Using Watercolors and Oil Pastels~ Buggy and Buddy

3. Let it dry and display your work proudly! 

I always love how the finished artwork turns out- the colors always seem so brilliant, and the added watercolor almost makes the finished piece appear to have texture to it.

Art Projects for Kids: Using Watercolors and Oil Pastels~ Buggy and Buddy

This is definitely an art project to add to your list of things to try with kids of any age! And I love how it lends itself to so many different options.  You could compare how the art looks with different color watercolor washes or incorporate the technique into an artist study.

Art Projects for Kids: Using Watercolors and Oil Pastels~ Buggy and Buddy

Have you done any similar projects? I would love to hear about them!

Easy Art for Kids: Using Watercolors and Oil Pastels~ Buggy and Buddy

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Comments

  1. What a cool technique! I’ve never heard of this before :)

    Thanks for sharing with my NO RULES Weekend Blog Party!
    Paula
    lifeasweknowitbypaula.blogspot.com

  2. I bought oil pastels this year and have yet to get them out. Thanks for the renewed inspiration

    • buggy & buddy says:

      I am the same way. Many things I have bought with good intentions, but have yet to use them. I’ve got some watercolor pencils getting dusty! :)

  3. What a wonderful art project!! Thank you so much for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

  4. I love oil pastels. They make such vivid pictures. Thanks for sharing at Mom’s Library!

  5. I teach art to children and senior citizens. I have done versions of this project (notably an under the sea scene) with great success. I will now try again with the abstract pattern idea you show – only straight lines or only curves. Great idea, thanks for sharing

  6. Yes, we love watercolors and pastels! Thanks for sharing your art with Afterschool.
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  7. I love mixed media projects – these turned out beautifully!!
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  8. Aw, we need to do this soon. I love resist projects so much- they’re sort of magical.
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  9. This is something we haven’t tried at our house yet… will have to think about on our next trip to the craft store. Thanks for linking up!
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  10. These are lovely! Thanks for sharing at Mom’s Library!

  11. Love the colors! Thanks for sharing at Mom’s library. I am featuring it on iGameMom.
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