Put down lots of newspapers first. Boxes or indiv. packages both work equally well for me. Boxes tend to get mixed up soon enough any how. Blending works with Q-tips, Q-tips and oil for a painterly effect, and fingers. I don't like the look with paper towels to blend.But then, that's me. I like more control of what they are doing. but Q-tips work quite effectively. cleaning the craypas? I don't. if they don't get the colors they want, they wipe the craypas with a paper towel before they work with them. If craypas rubbing get on the tables, have them sweep them off, rather than wash them. Then wash the tables after. That gets most off easily.
On Sunday, October 23, 2005, at 06:52PM, <Occasm@aol.com> wrote:
>I'm wondering how folks handle craypas (oil pastel), especially at the middle
>school level. Do you have a can at each table or do you assign a nice sized
>box to a pair of students. With chalk pastels I usually do assign a box to a
> Also, what's the consensus on blending at this age level? Fingers, paper
>towels, or both. Finally, what are effective methods for getting kids to clean
>them before and after use?
> Thanks, and any input would be greatly appreciated.
>Paul J. Gelinas JHS
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