Creativity, it’s good theology; it’s what God did in the beginning.” ~ Ann Voskamp, Why Everybody Needs to Make Art Everyday: 7 Keys to Creativity
Today I share some of our favorites…
To the Woods (just adapt the summer colors for fall – pull out those yellows, oranges and reds)
Marsh Chalk Pastel – can you just imagine the dragonflies zipping by?
Macaroni and Cheese Chalk Pastel- for those times you just need a little comfort food
Coca-Cola Chalk Pastel – because you can enjoy making one and smiling any time of year
Fudge Pie – the dessert of chalk pastels (with the recipe too)
- I’ve collected a few more projects on my Fall Fun Pinterest board.
- 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 (50 free lessons now) are all contained in the post Pastels plus links to tutorials. A simple set is very affordable. Nana also teaches acrylic lessons.
- 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.
- Encouragement: How to Start Art with Little Ones and How to Add in the Joy of Art.
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