Chalk Pastels: What is the difference?

Chalk Pastels - What is the Difference?

A reader asked: Can you, or Nana, explain the difference between chalk, soft, and hard pastels to me? I’m wanting to buy some more to expand our collection but I want to make sure that I’m buying the correct thing. Thanks! And Nana explains: Keep in mind that you should purchase the lowest cost pastels in any form.  Do this to see if you like

Homeschool Science Curriculum Choices: Reader Question

Homeschool Science Curriculum Choices for Multiple Ages at Hodgepodge

We have several homeschool science curriculum choices that have blessed us big time. I’ve shared about what we’ve used in the last couple of years. That prompted a reader to ask the following question. She said that I could share with you… Question: I have been struggling with picking a science curriculum for my children (rising K, 3rd, and 6th).  I have it down to

The Chalk Pastels We Love

The Type of Chalk Pastels We Love

Often when we share a chalk art tutorial, we get a question about the chalk pastels we love to use. Recently, a reader asked what chalk pastels we recommend when we shared one of our fun, time lapse tutorial videos on instagram. (Have you seen those? A tutorial in about 11 seconds!) ~ This post contains affiliate links to art supplies we adore. If you

How We Teach Homeschool

How We Teach...Homeschool

Today I share with you how we teach homeschool. How do you teach language arts? Tapestry of Grace? These are questions I get especially at this time of year. I have answered these questions before here at Hodgepodge. Also, our friends at iHomeschool Network (ihsnet) have a wonderful resource, How We Teach, available for homeschoolers. And, this week, ihsnet is hosting a fun Instagram challenge

How to Do Art in 5-10 Minutes

How to Do Art in 5-10 Minutes www.hodgepodge.me

Q: How do you fit in art? How can you do art in 5-10 minutes? When, oh when, is a good time to do art with children of all ages and stages? (These are questions I get often.) A: The answer is super simple. We have found – after much practice in our home – that the best time for us to enjoy art is