Oil pastels verses crayons

Updated: Apr 5, 2019



Have you ever wondered what the difference between oil pastels and crayons are? Is one better than the other? They are both excellent materials to have in your art space. Read on and I will explain the differences and give you some ideas on how to use them in process based art activities for children!


As you can see from this example, the most obvious difference between crayons and oil pastels is color saturation. Your crayons will never be as bright as oil pastels.


Crayons