Halloween Oil Pastel Art with Children

October 18, 2011

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Yesterday, we introduced our TWO Books of the Week GIVEAWAY and an introductory lesson to Oil Pastels on Black Paper. For a step by step guide visit yesterday’s post: Oil Pastel Art with Children

Look close. Look close. What do you See? Do you see the little bats hanging on a wood beam? I tried to crop-in on the picture to get this tiny detail.

Halloween Oil Pastel Art with Children

When Grandson #3 and Grandson #4 came for a visit, we did a spin-off oil pastel art project highlighting Halloween. The children ages 2, 4, 8 and 9 had much fun. Yep! They all did the same project together.

We began by reading Halloween and pumpkin books, focusing on the pictures. The older children sat with the younger children, reading the stories to them.

After enjoying this story time, the children gathered together around the dining room table and created their Halloween Oil Pastel Art.

Orange and White Pumpkins, Oil Pastel on Black Paper

Grandson #4, age 2

I first showed Grandson #4 how to make a circle like a pumpkin and then he practiced making the circular motion. He told me he was making orange and white pumpkins. And of course he threw in some scribbles for decoration. Across the top of his paper he wrote letters.

Pumpkins in a Flower Garden, Oil Pastel on Black Paper

Miss Enigma, age 4

Haunted House, Oil Pastel on Black Paper

MacGyver, age 8

Since the children haven’t been exposed to gross and scary Halloween stories, MacGyver’s Haunted House includes scary things like lizards, bats, green animal eyes and a volcano. Very Scary!

Haunted Police Station, Oil Pastel on Black Paper

Grandson #3, age 9

Colorful Pumpkins, Oil Pastel on Yellow Paper

Miss Enigma, Age 4

Later that evening, Miss Enigma initiated her own oil pastel art project. She drew these colorful pumpkins on yellow paper.

Don’t you love how young children see the world through such vibrantly colored eyes!

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Happy Halloween!

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Cammie Talley October 18, 2011 at 8:19 pm

Happy Halloween!

Natalie October 18, 2011 at 9:48 pm

Love it! I also prefer non-gory and non-spooky stories, especially since daughter is so sensitive to scary content. All pictures are beautiful!

Janelle @ Brimful Curiosities October 20, 2011 at 9:18 am

The yellow paper really makes the colors pop!

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