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2023 New Year Oil-Pastel Q-tip Smudge-Craft for kids

2023 New Year Oil-Pastel Smudge-Craft for kids to promote motor control and inspire creativity while enjoying Process Art. [Video Tutorial Included.]

If you’re looking for a New Year’s Eve craft, look no father! So, grab your pastels, and let’s get crafty! Besides, you can use this Q-tip smudging technique for any craft or as a learning activity. Most importantly, with this New Year oil-pastel smudge-craft, there are no set rules or colors to adhere to! Make it colorful or stick to a white pastel. Let your child’s creativity guide the process.

2023 Smudge Oil Pastels Painting Craft for kids New Year's Eve Activity
2023 Smudge Oil Pastels Painting Craft for kids New Year’s Eve Activity

You’ll Need for New Year Oil-Pastel Smudge-Craft:


First, cut out the 2023 printable template. Then, tape it to the black paper. After that, either in a circular motion or as streaks, apply pastels next to each other. Finally, use a q-tip to smudge the colors.

2023 New Year Oil-Pastel Q-tip Smudge-Craft for kids
2023 New Year Oil-Pastel Q-tip Smudge-Craft for kids

Skills At Play

  • hand-eye coordination
  • color recognition
  • fine motor control
  • bilateral coordination
  • dexterity
  • learning through play while fostering creativity

2023 New Year q-tip Oil-Pastel Smudge-Craft
2023 New Year q-tip Oil-Pastel Smudge-Craft

What is Process Art?

“Process Art” is exactly what it sounds like – it’s all about the process and not the finished product or result. 

First, the idea behind process art is that the journey of creation is more fascinating than the final product one creates. It’s all about experimentation, exploration, and play.

Thus, Process Art is very important for early childhood development since it helps the body and brain to integrate tactile information in a creative way. Process Art is perfect for little artists since the emphasis lies on the creation of the work, not the outcome! During this fun artistic process, your child learns how colors work, transfer and smudge while developing spatial awareness and sensory integration. 

Video Tutorial

Download the 2023 template Below

2023 New Year Oil-Pastel Smudge Painting Craft for kids

Have you tried a Q-tip technique with Oil-Pastels? Leave a comment if you did!

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