Nana is here with a very quick and fun Election Day Chalk Art Tutorial. This is an easy chalk pastel you can do in under five minutes any time during an election year!
You could even time yourself to see if you can do it in one minute!
Supplies needed: White construction paper or printer paper. Blue, light blue, red and black chalk pastels.
- Begin by drawing a round, red circle for the smiley face.
- Next draw the rays of color – just like drawing a sun – out from the smiley face. You can turn your chalk pastel over on its side to make the color stretch. Red, blue and light blue.
- With your black chalk pastel, add eyes and a smile.
- Feel free to smooth out each ray if you’d like.
That is it! And what fun it was to make your Happy Election Day art because you ARE an artist! (Many thanks to eight and ten-year-old for sharing the steps with us.)
You might also like our Apple in One Minute video chalk pastel challenge, below.
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Paint your Happy Election Day painting and be sure to share with us! Simply tag @hodgepodgemom on social media, send a photo via the Hodgepodge contact form here or post on the Hodgepodge Facebook page. We will be sharing these via the Hodgepodge instagram or on our Art Tutorials Showcase Pinterest board – or both! Nana will even comment on a few I am sure!
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- 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 are here: 100+ Free Art Lessons for All Ages plus the video The Very Few Must Have Supplies for Chalk Pastel Art. A simple set is very affordable. Nana also teaches acrylic lessons.
- Get your FREE ebook! Getting Started in Chalk Pastel Art.
- See how you can get started in just three steps! Watch the one minute You ARE an Artist video at chalkpastel.com
- 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: You Can Be an Artist! 10 Day series and Art for All Ages 10 Day series
- Be sure to subscribe to our Hodgepodge YouTube channel for free video art tutorials!
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