Easter Crown of Thorns Chalk Pastel Art Tutorial

Easter Crown of Thorns Chalk Pastel Art Tutorial www.hodgepodge.me

This pastel of Christ’s crown of thorns is a personal favorite of mine as we enter the Easter season. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.  Isaiah 53:5 NIV Colors Needed: The pastels […]

Birthday Cake Chalk Pastel Art Tutorial

Birthday Cake Video Art Tutorial with Chalk Pastels at www.hodgepodge.me

We are in birthday season here at Hodgepodge! In honor of all birthdays, Nana shares a birthday cake chalk pastel art tutorial in video form. It is simple art lesson and fun for all ages! Art in just FIVE minutes! If you have been looking to add the joy of art to your days, try […]

Seahorse Chalk Pastel Art Tutorial

Seahorse Chalk Pastel #Art Tutorial at www.hodgepodge.me

Have you followed Hodgepodge on Bloglovin? Follow with Bloglovin We begin today with an undersea ride on a seahorse! This is a fun pastel and you will need to gather together the following colors of pastel: a rusty color orange, yellow, black or dark brown for the seahorse, and your favorite colors for the sea […]

Wind in the Tree Chalk Pastel Tutorial: Art in Motion

Wind in the Tree Chalk Pastel Tutorial - Art in Motion @hodgepodge.me

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” ~ Pablo Picasso This is one of my absolute favorite pastels!  The lines are simple; the flow of the bending tree limbs is instantly recognizable to the viewer. You can draw this picture on any size of paper; […]

Chalk Pastel Box: A Tutorial

Chalk Pastel Box Art Tutorial at Hodgepodge

Nana thought it would be fun to make our pastel box. And that it surely was. But most of all – colorful! Little Buddy joined in first. He made his own creation while Nana sketched off the chalk pastel box. He narrated his artwork as he went along, saying it is a sun glob. Then […]

Christmas Star Chalk Pastel Tutorial

Christmas Star Chalk Pastel Tutorial at Hodgepodge

This lesson is a simple, yet a lovely one to celebrate the Christmas season. My students enjoyed the bright colors and the velvet blue night sky that we painted. He appeared and the soul felt its worth… The supplies are simple: we used regular copy paper, pastel chalks in black, yellow, orange, white, dark blue […]

Madeline Chalk Pastel Fun

Madeline Chalk Pastel at Hodgepodge

You may have noticed that we have been choosing art projects to go along with the younger children’s Five in a Row studies. Well, today we share the fun we had with Madeline… In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines… We studied the cover of the Madeline book. We noticed the […]

Pete the Cat Chalk Pastel Fun

Pete the Cat Chalk Pastel Art

We had so much fun creating artwork with one of our favorite children’s books, My Blue Boat, we thought we’d continue on with Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes! Pete the Cat is a repeated bedtime reading – especially with our younger two. Because… I love my white shoes, I love my white […]

Southern Chocolate Coca-Cola Cake Recipe {5 Fun Coke Ideas}

Chocolate Coca-Cola Cake

Today I’m sharing the latest Coca-Cola happiness around here. A recipe and more! Chocolate Coca-Cola Cake Recipe (Allergy-Friendly) I’ve heard of this southern phenomenon. It was time we tried it. We used the Chocolate Coca-Cola recipe from My Recipes and mixed in our favorite egg substitute to make it allergy friendly. I served it after […]

Henry David Thoreau: To The Woods Chalk Pastel

Woods Chalk Pastel

“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.” ~ Thoreau I have always loved a path or walking trail. […]

10 Flower and Fruit Chalk Pastel Tutorials

flower pastel tutorials

With all things blooming and growing, I thought it appropriate to share some beautiful chalk pastel tutorials of flowers and fruit. 1. Sunflowers | 2. Queen Anne’s Lace | 3. Hydrangea | 4. Lily Pad flower 1. Banana | 2. Fruit Bowl | 3. Strawberry | 4. Blueberry Plus, summer wouldn’t be complete without watermelon […]

Teaching Art With Multiple Ages

Teaching Art with Multiple Ages - My Blue Boat FIAR

My Blue Boat: A Pastels Tutorial The joy of art. We are blessed that way. See, for over two years now Nana has taught the children chalk pastel lessons on a variety of subjects. She teaches all the children at once – multiple ages. And I join in now and then too! How about you? […]