We drew with oil pastels and painted over them with baby oil. Here is one of Cassie's flowers drawings! She really enjoyed the process of painting with baby oil.
We used Crayola Oil Pastels which are quite vibrant and C always enjoys using them because they are so creamy and bright compared to just crayons. Here is C painting very seriously over her oil pastel drawing with baby oil. Make sure you have newspaper on your table!
Here was C's inspiration from our yard! These are all flowers she has picked for me that I place in little jars and bottles because the stems are usually too short! Zinnias, lilies, and marigolds! Love the colors!
The next day we made cards with oil pastels and baby oil. I taped off a frame with painter's tape and C drew flowers with black permanent markers to give them more definition.
Then C colored the flowers with oil pastel.
Then she painted over the drawings with baby oil....her favorite part! She did over do it a little... and the baby oil seeped under the tape! I wish you could have seen how delighted she was painting with baby oil!
Here are two of the cards. I think they are lovely and don't mind the baby oil on the edges! The baby oil really blends the oil pastels nicely!
These cards will make beautiful gifts for a few August and September Birthdays we have coming up in our family! I'm sure we'll be revisiting this again!
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