1st grade recently learned about fish that live around the habitat of the coral reef. Each student drew a fish as well as some of its surroundings. The fish were colored with oil pastel. Before I demonstrated how to use the oil pastels, I drew a picture with white pastels. Once class started, I showed the kids a couple techniques before talking about how the oil pastels resist watercolor. My white drawing on white paper suddenly turned into magic when I painted over it. I love how easily impressed 1st graders are.