The kindergarten students explored chalk pastels for the first time with this project. We talked about how they can be smudged, layered, and blended. We started by drawing the outline of our pumpkins in white colored pencil. Then, we filled them in and smudged the chalk with our fingers. We added more colors and blended them. We kept going until our drawings had shadows, highlights, and various shades of orange like real pumpkins. The last step was to give them stems and jack-o-lantern faces.