Have you heard that statement? “I honestly don’t know how you do it.” Or the question – “how do you teach so many different ages?” Well, we’ve covered that in many ways in this series. But, today’s topic is for you, the homeschool parent. It seems that statement or question always hits me on one of the hard days. And, sometimes, as a homeschool mama,
Here at Hodgepodge we are passionate about reminding you that You ARE an Artist! And in doing so, Nana and Tricia have shared more than 100 Free Art Lessons for All Ages! These are our original, step-by-step, written tutorials. Many have not been updated because our readers started asking for video art lessons. Be sure to check out our sister site, ChalkPastel.com for video art
We had been noticing the dogwood blossoms for a full week as we went back and forth, in and out of the neighborhood and thought it was time to take an up close look. It was time for a dogwood nature study and chalk pastel sketches. I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I
Talk about a perfectly easy recipe to make a large amount of and share on Sunday for lunch! Talk about frugal! Make potato soup on Friday or Saturday and warm it up for the masses. Or toss all the ingredients in the slow cooker and let it cook most of the day. I double it for our crowd. Because then we can have it for
Enjoy a mug of hot chocolate in chalk pastels with this step-by-step tutorial! 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. Mug of Hot Chocolate Chalk Art Tutorial Nana prepared before we called the children
These fun and messy chalk pastels sure bless us. We know they will bless you too. You can build a love of art and some simple joys with this frugal medium. So here are 10 Cool Ways to Use Chalk Pastels. If you aren’t already sold on chalk pastels, then you will be soon… 10 Cool Ways to Use Chalk Pastels Chalk Pastels for Seasonal
In my time with family over Christmas and in these days leading up to the new year, I have been reflecting. Reflecting on God’s goodness. His constant provision. His direction and love over our family, our homeschool. We started with a clean slate planning and dreaming for the new year. We sat down as a family this past weekend. We dreamed, we planned, we talked.
One of our favorite Five in a Row books is Stopping By the Woods on a Snowy Evening. Of course the poem is by Robert Frost. And this being the start of winter, it is a perfect time for a snowy evening chalk art tutorial. We love the illustrations by Susan Jeffers. Looking for a Snowy Evening video art lesson? Nana shared one with our