Art for Kids and Beginners: Create a Monarch Butterfly with Oil Pastels

Em Winn, Teacher, Art Instructor, Artist

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3 Lessons (15m)
    • 1. Butterfly Oil Pastel Introduction

    • 2. Step 1: Background and Outline

    • 3. Step 2: Apply Color to Monarch Butterfly


Project Description


Follow along with me as I teach you how to use oil pastels. I will guide you, step-by-step, through the process of creating a beautiful Monarch Butterfly.

There are two steps in this art project:

Step 1: Background and Outline
Step 2: Apply Color to Painting

Supplies and materials needed for this project:

*oil pastels
*thick black paper
*paper towels
*paper mat to protect work area

After you have completed this Monarch Butterfly oil pastel project, it would be great if you could upload it into the Skillshare Project Gallery. One thing that you will notice while looking through this Gallery: Although each student has received the same instruction, each project will be unique and different than every other project. How cool is that?!

Let's start creating!

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