Looking for an art project that will not end up as a big mess to clean up? Try this Oil Pastels and a Feather abstract art idea. It couldn’t be simpler!
Your kids can go wild with the oil pastels for this project, or you might like to use it to teach a particular art or other academic skill. For example, have the children just draw straight lines all over their card, or a combination of straight and curved lines. Or they could use multiple shades of the same colour, rather than different colours.
Are they learning about shapes? Ask them to draw shapes on the card instead. Are they learning addition to five? They could write equations all over, and then when it’s hung on their fridge at home it’s ready to be shown to the family and all their visitors!
But since this is an art post I suppose I should be encouraging children to forget about math for a bit and just let loose their creative side!
What you need
- Black or white card that’s big enough for a full feather. Actually, any coloured card is fine although white will show the pastels to their brightest effect.
- Oil pastels
- 1 feather for each child
How do I make Oil Pastels and a Feather?
Watch the 30 second video below… actually the first 10 seconds is all you need!
As you can see, I named my creation ‘Light as a Feather.’ What titles can your kids come up with for their own works?
How can I remember this oil pastel art project?
Simply download this free oil pastels and a feather resource sheet.
Do you have fun ways of combining art with academic learning? Let us know in the comments!
I hope you enjoy this simple (and mess free) art project for kids and wish you happy teaching and learning!