Creating soft pastel transfers is a fun technique for beginners. They don’t have to worry about blending or smoothing. They are learning how the pastels glide onto the paper. Then they can see how they transfer to another page.Disclosure: Some of the links in this post are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, we will receive an affiliate commission. Thank you for supporting Twitchetts!
I have had the same soft pastels for years! I only bring them out from time to time because they can be a bit messy, but we always have a lot of fun with them. We did some fun rainbow hearts earlier this year so when V pulled them out again I wanted to make something just as fun.
- Soft Pastels.
- 2 Sheets of Paper for one transfer.
- Printable Template (optional)
- Light Colored Pencil. Yellows, orange, or even white works best.
How to create with this fun soft pastel technique
Start by coloring a whole sheet of paper with the soft pastels. Mix up the colors and let them smear them all over.Once the whole sheet is covered lift and tap off the extra pastel dust. Then tape it down to the table. Place one of the printable templates, or a plain piece of paper, over the colored page and secure it with tape.If you’re using the template, color over all of the black. If you’re not using a template, draw on a design. Having a light colored pencil helps them see where they have colored.Once the whole design is colored remove the tape and flip over to show your soft pastel transfers!
As you can see some of the light colors don’t transfer as well. So you might encourage darker colors.You can reuse the pastel sheet for multiple transfers too!Your little one is going to love this process! It’s a great project when introducing pastels to beginners. You can even come up with your own designs! I created this one for V.Just remember the image will be opposite when you flip it over!