Easter Crosses

I absolutely love art projects in the classroom.  Going through a new process with my kindies and watching how excited they get to create something on their own warms my heart!  I get a lot of my ideas and inspiration from my momma who is quite the talented artist.  This simple cross oil pastel activity is one of my favorites and super easy, so even I can handle it!

You will need white construction paper, white paper crosses, and oil pastels.  I use the school’s die cut machine to make the crosses but you can easily make a cardboard cross and help the kiddos cut out their own paper cross too.

 

The pastels I use are the Crayola Oil Pastels that you can purchase on Amazon.  I have found that these are the most reasonably priced and are very easy for the kids to use since they are a little bigger and thicker.

Now to get started… give each child a white piece of construction paper and have them lay their white cross on top, right in the middle.  I tell my kiddos that their most important job is to not let that cross move at all.  We “glue” our hands on the cross to keep it in place.

Next the kiddos pick 2-6 of their favorite colors and put those pastels right by their paper.  I try to steer the kids away from brown or black because the dark colors really overpower everything else.  The kiddos start by coloring a little strip of color right along the edge of the cross (about 1/4 long to 1/2 inch long).  It’s really important that the medium gets onto the paper and the cross to create a clean line.  They follow all around the edge of the cross repeating their pattern of colors.

When all edges of the cross have been colored then it’s time to get a little messy!  Make sure to push up those sleeves ;0)  I help the kiddos continue to keep the cross in place as we use our fingers to spread the oil pastel out away from the cross.  This can be a little hard for the kindies, so often we do this step together.

After all of the oil pastel has been spread, we lift the cross and the result is beautiful.

These crosses can be used as a gift, classroom decorations or a bulletin board.  This year I wanted to brighten up our hall and spread a little Easter love!

I hope you have a chance to give this art project a try, I would love to hear how it works in your classroom.

Happy Easter!

 

Art, Easter
Previous Story
Next Story

You Might Also Like

No Comments

  • Reply
    HowardNeigh
    April 16, 2019 at 9:17 am Comment awaiting approval

    Thanks, Terrific stuff!
    http://canadianpharmaciesnnm.com/
    canadian family pharmacy
    london drugs canada
    drugstore online
    canada drug

  • Reply
    HowardNeigh
    April 16, 2019 at 1:33 pm Comment awaiting approval

    Info well taken!!
    http://canadianpharmaciesnnm.com/
    walgreens pharmacy canadianpharmacy canadian online pharmacies prescription drugs canadian viagra
    mail order pharmacies
    cheap canadian drugs
    drugs online
    pharmacy online
    canadian drugs
    cialis canadian pharmacy

  • Reply
    HowardNeigh
    April 16, 2019 at 2:12 pm Comment awaiting approval

    Really quite a lot of awesome material.
    http://canadianonlinepharmacynnm.com/
    canadian pharmacy uk delivery north west pharmacy canada canadian pharmacies that ship to us canadian cialis
    prescription cost comparison
    trust pharmacy canada
    pharmacy cost comparison
    buy prescription drugs without doctor
    no prescription pharmacies
    cheap canadian drugs

  • Reply
    HowardNeigh
    April 16, 2019 at 7:12 pm Comment awaiting approval

    You reported it superbly.
    http://canadianpharmacymim.com/
    prescription without a doctor’s prescription north west pharmacy canada top rated online canadian pharmacies canadian pharmacies online
    best online pharmacies canada
    no 1 canadian pharcharmy online
    canadapharmacyonline.com
    canadian meds
    canadian pharmacy 365
    canadian pharmacy meds

  • Reply
    HowardNeigh
    April 16, 2019 at 7:13 pm Comment awaiting approval

    Seriously a lot of very good knowledge.
    http://canadianpharmaciesnnm.com/
    prescription drugs without doctor approval canadian drugs buy drugs online canadian pharmaceuticals online
    rx online
    canada pharmacies prescription drugs
    prescription cost comparison
    cialis online
    get prescription online
    no prior prescription required pharmacy

  • Reply
    Quentinblawl
    April 17, 2019 at 4:15 am Comment awaiting approval

    Amazing stuff, Kudos!
    http://canadianpharmaciesnnm.com/
    online pharmacy without prescription northwestpharmacy trusted overseas pharmacies canada drugs
    pharmacy prices
    no prescription pharmacy
    canadian pharmacy reviews
    canada meds
    discount pharmacy online
    best canadian pharmacies

  • Reply
    Quentinblawl
    April 17, 2019 at 5:18 am Comment awaiting approval

    Kudos! An abundance of write ups.
    http://canadianpharmaciescubarx.com/
    mexican online pharmacies canada pharmacy canada drug pharmacy canadian pharmacy
    online canadian pharmacies
    canada drug
    online rx pharmacy
    drug price
    canadian drug stores online
    best canadian pharmacies

  • Reply
    Quentinblawl
    April 17, 2019 at 8:05 am Comment awaiting approval

    You made your point very clearly.!
    http://talahicc.com/
    canadian pharmacy reviews canadian pharmaceuticals online canada pharmacy online no script canada drug
    canadian pharmacy online canada
    international pharmacy
    most reliable canadian pharmacies
    king pharmacy
    canada drugs online
    canada drug

  • Reply
    Quentinblawl
    April 17, 2019 at 2:06 pm Comment awaiting approval

    Thanks a lot. Valuable stuff!
    http://canadianpharmaciescubarx.com/
    prescription drugs without prior prescription canadian pharmacies that ship to us most reliable canadian pharmacies online pharmacies canada
    northwest pharmacy
    prescription pricing
    canadian pharmacies without prescriptions
    canada drug pharmacy
    canadian pharmacies top best
    drug costs

  • Reply
    Quentinblawl
    April 17, 2019 at 7:17 pm Comment awaiting approval

    You’ve made the point.
    http://www.canadianpharmacymsn.com/
    best online pharmacy stores canadian pharmacy canadapharmacyonline.com canadian pharmacy
    online canadian pharmacy
    pharmacy online
    no 1 canadian pharcharmy online
    canadian drugstore
    rx online
    canadianpharmacy

  • Leave a Reply