There are so many awesome Christmas projects on Pinterest, and I want to Do Them All. Well, at least those that don't require me to find materials from odd little art stores. I live in the country and buy mostly from Amazon. Anyway.... I can get stuck for hours on Pinterest looking up every really cool Christmas project that we MUST do. So, naturally, I am always excited to homeschool through the holidays with creative art projects.
For years my kids have taken art lessons. Art is something I convinced myself long ago that I could never do. I had no idea how to shade or give depth. I could barely draw stick people. But, art is something I wanted to do. It looked fun and relaxing. So, I began playing around with different mediums and soon found I loved it... and I didn't stink at it. (I'm not going to win any contests, but I'm not embarrassing).
I started adding in a few art projects here and there to our homeschool schedule. But, alas, when our schedule would get interrupted, art would get shoved to the side. So, when we decided to break from our regular routine for the holidays, we started finding creative (and easy) art projects.
When we break from our regular #homeschool routine for the #holidays, we start finding creative (and easy) art projects. #ihsnet
Creative Art Projects: Ornaments
My kids love to make ornaments. They actually beg to make them. I like the ornaments that are fun and also easy to do. We've found some excellent ornament art projects that bring out your kids' creativity.
Creative Art Projects: Crafts
I'm not really a craft person, but my kids are. They really love to get out the glue, paint, scissors and the whole drawer of random bits of craft supplies. So, I oblige. This is one of those times when I spread the butcher paper out on the dining room table and let them go for it. I have to "reframe the mess" and remember this is what creativity looks like. So, let go of your "tidy house" ideas, grab the craft box, and try out some of these projects.
Creative Art Projects: Mixed Media Canvas
Mixed Media is a great way to start with art projects. It doesn't require a lot of instruction or skills and can be easily used with beginners. It combines several art techniques into one work of art.
Creative Art Projects: Painting
If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I have some favorite forms of art mediums. Painting with chalk pastels is at the top of my list. Chalk pastels are so forgiving. You can get messy and it looks even better. I didn't know painting could be so much fun until I sat in on one of my kids' art tutorials. I was having such a good time, that I kept painting when the kids left. It was so relaxing and let out my creative side. And, like I said, it was EASY! I didn't get stressed out because my picture didn't look exactly like the instructor's. It still looked good.
Chalk Pastel Art Tutorials require few materials: paper, chalk pastels and wipes (they get a little messy). Just start the video and watch Nana as she teaches you how to become an artist!
I prefer watching a video of art tutorials, but there are some terrifically written tutorials you might be interested in.
Get Started with a Free Lesson!
Chalk Pastel Art Tutorials are an easy and enchanting way to homeschool through the holidays but don't take my word for it. Try them out for yourself with a free lesson. Just click on the image below.
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Hi, I’m Dachelle. I’m a homeschooling mom of 3 in the South. I love chocolate and have been known to hide it from my children. I can often be found reading a good book (or even sometimes just an okay book) and enjoying a jar of Nutella — don’t judge. I blog, here, at HideTheChocolate.com when I’m not creating book clubs and making lists…lots and lots of lists (it’s an addiction). Learn more…
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