Being from the south, all things that are syrupy and carbonated are called Coke. Especially here in Georgia, around the Coke capitol of Atlanta. Just last month, we went as a family to the World of Coke for Middle Girl’s birthday. All that said, we thought it appropriate to enjoy a Coca-Cola pastel. Nana helped us with just that. Leading us through the simple steps.
Gather your sugary dark colors: brown, black, dark orange (sort of a burgundy). Plus a pink, yellow and white. For paper, we used a piece of card stock cut in half. Then we followed Nana’s steps, starting with the top of our glass. “Make a smiley,” Nana said. Next…
This next step we filled in the fun parts. We skumbled brown to make the cola syrup – around the outer part of the glass. Nana also showed us how to use our yellow pastel and make ice cubes! Then, with our black pastel, we skumbled, just a bit around the outer part of the glass, just as we had done with our brown.
It’s such fun to see their pastels improving with each lesson. Thank you, Nana for teaching us! Now, maybe it’s time for a Coke float?
A note on chalk pastels: Pastels are an easy, forgiving medium. Fun for children and adults alike! Details on the pastels and paper we use, how and where to purchase, and links to all of Nana’s other pastel lessons (over 30 lessons now) are all contained in the post Pastels plus links to tutorials. A simple set is very affordable.
The practical aspects of a mess: Pastels are blessedly messy. We always have baby wipes close by to wipe hands. We wear something we don’t mind getting stained or don a smock.