Thinking about a successful, fun art project for a 4th grade California Mission lesson? Try this art project from Deep Space Sparkle, easily adapted for a California Mission project.
- black, dark blue or purple construction paper
- chalk pastels
- black or dark blue oil pastel for outlining
- hair spray (or other fixative) to keep completed artwork from smearing
Examples of completed 4th grade student work:
Don’t let students blow excess pastel color. During class, provide a piece of newspaper so they can tap off the excess.
After class, I washed down the tables with a bucket of plain water and a large sponge. Expect to change the water and rinse the sponge out after just a few tables – they get really dusty – but it is worth it for such a successful project.
The completed artwork will smear unless you spray it with a fixative (I use ordinary unscented Aqua Net hairspray from the drugstore). Please spray the artwork outside!
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