Use the Abominable Snowball Roll & Draw
Start by drawing your abominable snowball. The Roll & Draw page or Choice page in the Winter Drawing Fun set will make this easy.
I’m using a gray Crayola marker but you can use any color. Since it’s a cold snowball, I’m using the cool colors green, purple, and blue.
Oil Pastel Technique
To add color to the nose, I’m using a purple oil pastel (Crayola). I’m outlining just inside the marker line.
Paper Towel Trick
Next, I’ve covered my finger with a paper towel.
Then, I’m blending the purple into the center of the nose by using a circular motion.
Flying Snowball Oil Pastel Technique
Outline with Oil Pastel
To make it look like the snowball is flying through the air, I outlined the snowball with a blue oil pastel.
Then, I’m blending it away from the snowball with a paper towel over my finger.
To add a little color to the cheeks of my snowball I’m using blue instead of pink so that I’m still using a cool color. Plus, I thought it might be more interesting to have blue cheeks.
Paper Towel Trick
Instead of drawing directly on the paper, I’m coloring the oil pastel on the paper towel. Then, I rub it on the paper. Kind of like applying makeup!
Get A Handout of the Steps!
Would you like a handout that you can use with your students to remember the steps of this oil pastel technique?
Use this infographic to display in your room or share with parents, administrators, or other teachers as a way to point out some of the academic benefits of learning to draw. While they are not the only reason for using drawing as part of a balanced curriculum, they are certainly worthy of celebrating and may help you advocate for including drawing as part of your art or classroom learning experiences.