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Have you used the new Portfolio oil pastel watersoluable crayons from Crayola.
They are absolutely wonderful and I don;t think as sticky. When the projects
are at an end edges can be softened with abit of water - or more for a more
effect. I love these and am in the middle of a very successful Impressionism
project with my fourth graders - looking at Monet's Japanese bridge for
Even the behavior problems have settled down and are "enjoying" the
of Impressionism and the brilliance of these pastels. If you can get the
to do the short choppy strokes and lay one color next to one another it is
success and even those who have "colored in" can smooth with water and when
or dry lay in other colors. Almost goof proof except those that are heavy
I tell them if it is layered on like butter they will switch to ordinary
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