I do have several suggestions for you. One is to have them take another
piece of paper and place it on top to protect both the art and the clothing.
I don't send work home as they finish - I have each student K-12 keep a
portfolio (18"x24" tagboard). They take all work home at the end of the
year, so the oil pastels on clothing don't really apply to me. I have
seniors who now have 12 portfolios at home and are working on #13. Another
idea: have you tried the construction paper crayons? They remain bright
without the messy annoyance of oil pastels with the little ones.
K-12 Kansas Art Teacher
>> Do any of you have any suggestions about a fixative for oil pastels,
>> 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
>> I sprayed one batch with Krylon clear glaze, which seems to be working.
>> had ordered a coating medium from Sax, but decided that to have the kids
>> it on and let it dry would use up too much of my class time. I haven't
>> oil pastels much but love the colors and got some nice results from my