Second grade students are bringing home their portfolios today. Inside the portfolio, there is a pastel landscape. Pastels are extremely fun, but also extremely messy. They will never stop being messy unless you spray a fixative on them.
Artist fixatives are expensive and smelly; but fortunately, there is an alternative! Spray aerosol hairspray 6-8 inches above the artwork and let it dry! If there is still chalk coming off on your fingers, spray it again. The hairspray acts like a glue to hold the chalk in place. If you don't have any of this type of hairspray in the house, you can find it at the dollar store. I don't recommend pump hairspray because the droplets coming out are much larger and can leave dark spots all over the artwork. Aerosol creates an even, fine mist that works very well.