During the holidays, I like to take a break from our normal school schedule. However, my girls love art, so I find ways to keep those lessons going.
Usually, we work on projects that are holiday focused and take less time than our more traditional art lessons.
I was thrilled when Hodgepodge Mom published a Christmas version of her chalk art tutorials. This year chalk has become a favorite medium for my children.
These ten Christmas projects can be completed in less than an hour and cost approximately $30 or less for supplies. Perfect!
This post contains affiliate links. I did receive a copy of the curriculum for free, but the opinions stated are all my own.
Why I Love A Simple Start in Christmas Chalk Pastels
It requires little time.
Time is always in short supply and even tighter around the holidays.
As I mentioned, most of Hodgepodge Mom’s tutorials are quick and easy, but don’t let those words fool you. The kids still learn plenty while they’re working on their artwork.
While creating our winter landscapes, we discussed perspective, shading and depth.
And all this learning happens in less than an hour from start to finish!
This is so important for busy families. Many parents feel that they don’t have time for art, so they rarely incorporate it. But in my experience, chalk art is different.
It is easy to use.
Each project includes pictures and step-by-step instructions on how to complete it.
We read over the instructions together before we begin so everyone understands the steps. I leave the computer set up as a reference and the girls work at their own pace.
It requires minimal investment.
Art can be expensive!! And during the holidays, budgets are even tighter.
It’s definitely not an ideal time for most families to begin learning a new art medium.
But like I said before, chalk is different!
The book, A Simple Start in Christmas Chalk Pastels, is only $4.99!!
We’ve completed many tutorials from Southern Hodgepodge and we can’t wait to create more from the Christmas book.
How about you? Do you add any art projects to your holiday schedule?