Student-quality 5.94 cm x 0.78 cm (2 3/8” x 5/16”) diametre oil pastels used for building basic art skills in grades K-8. Teachers prefer oil pastels over ordinary wax crayons because they give a wide range of effects and techniques. Sakura Cray-Pas oil pastels are the standard by which all other oil pastels are measured. The extra-fine quality pigments, waxes, and oils are especially formulated for very smooth drawing, and a wide range of effects from bold, intense strokes to subtle shading. Bright, vivid, luminous colours make them suitable for many surfaces such as paper, cardboard, canvas, and wood. Achieve painting effects without the mess of actual oil paint. Ideal for various techniques such as texture rubbing, blending, graduations, scratch art, or general drawing and colouring projects. Extremely smooth, creamy, and easy to apply. Performance tested for lightfastness.