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Re: [teacherartexchange] Oil pastel Brands


From: Woody Duncan (woodyduncan_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Feb 16 2007 - 19:06:02 PST

Crayola's Water Soluble Oil Pastels (Portfolio Brand) will wash out
of clothes,
off of tables, etc. They are reasonably price too. They have
strong colors but are soft and that might be a problem for
young hands. My middle school students loved them.

On Feb 16, 2007, at 6:53 PM, wrote:

> Do any of you have any suggestions about a fixative for oil
> pastels, or
> some way to keep them from getting all over the kids' books and
> clothes when they
> take them home? I teach elementary and I just did a lesson with
> oil pastels!
> I sprayed one batch with Krylon clear glaze, which seems to be
> working. I
> had ordered a coating medium from Sax, but decided that to have the
> kids paint
> it on and let it dry would use up too much of my class time. I
> haven't used
> oil pastels much but love the colors and got some nice results from
> my students.
> Carol Karn
> Clio, SC

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