Art, Homeschooling

Firework Art Using Chalk Pastels

Our family loves to pull out our chalk pastels occasionally and tackle a project from Hodgepodge’s Art Lessons.

As soon as I saw the fireworks lesson download (free to subscribers) I knew it would come in handy this week.

Our family had a great time with this July 4th chalk pastel firework art.

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Bored children were looking for something to do yesterday.

“Hey guys, how about creating some fireworks with the chalk pastels?  I just downloaded a lesson yesterday.”

My art-loving child and her friend were immediately interested so I set them up!

IMG_8618My older kids are able to follow the lesson directions on their own these days.  I simply help gather supplies and set them up.

Paper.  Chalk Pastels.  Wet Wipes for hand washing.  PDF lesson.

Note: We have tried several brands of chalk pastels and the Faber-Castell brand works well for the price.

The chalk pastel e-books are written in an easy to follow format. I open the file and set it in front of us on my laptop or tablet. We can follow along together and create our masterpieces one step at a time.

When my kids were younger, I walked them through the processIMG_8623 by creating my own piece of art alongside them.

These days it is nice that they can create on their own when I am too busy to sit with them.

Though I prefer to sit with them.  I LOVE chalk pastels!

After creating a dusky sky, the girls began filling in their fireworks.  The sample lesson focused on red, blue, and white fireworks.IMG_8630

“Is it OK to use green?”  

“Absolutely!”

And with a little reassurance to make it their own, they began creating their original masterpieces.

The Chalk Pastel lessons provide our spine and inspiration, but the art each child creates reflects such originality.

The pride they take in their final product is obvious and I love to see what they have done.

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If you want to receive this lesson on fireworks for free, head over to Hodgepodge and subscribe.  Not ready to subscribe?  You can also check out the free lesson on fireworks and give it a go.

Give it a go and try some holiday inspired chalk pastel art this weekend!

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