Learn about layering and blending pastels with this gorgeous northern lights chalk pastel art! A beautiful winter art project kids will love creating.

MATERIALS – Chalk pastels – Black drawing paper – Paper towels

TOOLS – Pencil

INSTRUCTIONS 1. Decide on a northern lights painting idea and draw out your design on black paper with a pencil. We used black drawing paper for this project.

2. Choose three to five bright colors for your northern lights. Using one color at a time, draw your northern lights onto your paper.

3. Once you are happy with your drawing, blend your pastels in an upward direction to show the streaks of light in the sky. Do this step slowly and carefully.

4. If you are doing the mountain landscape, use the flat edge of a white pastel and color in the mountains. Leave some areas of black showing through.

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