Easy Art Projects for Winter

Easy Art Projects for Winter

Winter offers so many opportunities for art fun. Art projects for Christmas and winter holidays can warm us and brighten blustery days. A thrill of hope. The weary world rejoices. For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn! Today I share some of our favorites… Christmas Tree in the Snow Christmas Ornament O’er the hills […]

Backyard Birds in Winter

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Last Thursday we enjoyed a wonderful study of chickadees and other backyard birds. However, I got a little side-tracked and never shared because of the incident with the wiffle ball. I love the variety of birds we see at our feeder each season. The woodpeckers stop by more frequently to eat the suet we share […]

Fireplace: A Pastels Tutorial

Fireplace Chalk Pastel Tutorial at Hodgepodge

A cozy kind of art lesson from Nana! It has been most wintry in our southern part of the country these days. So we appreciated the toasty feel of this chalk pastel. First, gather your supplies, along with your colors. Nana sketched off the steps for us, as shown above. We discussed the look of […]

Winter Wonder and Weather Walk

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Winter wonder and weather walk. We were wet. I love alliteration. And we love nature study. For this start to our winter nature studies, we discussed and filled in the answers to the Winter Wonder questions from the Handbook of Nature Study ebook. We did this on one printed sheet, as a family, during lunch. […]

Christmas Favorites

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I found myself looking through my archives for some Christmas favorites. So, I thought it would be good to place them all in a nice little spot. Favorites like recipes we use often in December, advent resources and holiday and winter art. He appeared and the soul felt its worth… From all three Hodgepodge categories […]

Christmas Tree in Snow: A Pastels Tutorial

Christmas Tree in Snow Chalk Pastel Tutorial at Hodgepodge

We had just finished up making some Christmas mixes when Nana offered a pastel lesson. As in other lessons, she sketched off the steps for the children to follow. Just six simple steps, starting with the colors above… You may want to turn your paper so it is vertical to have more room for a […]

Mug of Hot Chocolate: A Pastels Tutorial

Mug of Hot Chocolate Chalk Pastel Tutorial at Hodgepodge

When I shared the Sketch Tuesday topic, ‘something you drink’, with Nana she decided we should make a mug of hot chocolate with pastels! She didn’t even know we’d planned to stir up our own hot chocolate mix. Nana prepared before we called the children in. She sketched the steps and pulled the sticks of […]