Who wants to learn how to draw? Drawing is a skill that takes practice just like anything else. These drawing ideas for kids are designed to teach a few solid techniques, basic concepts, and improve drawing ability, all while having some fun!
This leaf drawing is a great introduction to drawing. Leaves are everywhere, the variety of shapes is fantastic, and the colors…oh my! Learn how to draw a leaf with a few simple drawing exercises and then experiment with a glue outlined chalk drawing of a leaf.
Does your kiddo want to learn to draw but you don’t have the time or skills to teach them yourself? There are amazing opportunities to learn to draw online for free, in your own home! Grab a pencil and any device and settle into these free drawing websites for free online drawing tutorials suitable for any skill level!
Contour drawing is essentially drawing the edges or outlines of an object to define it. Sounds simple, right? Contour line drawing is a big concept that is easily introduced even at a young age and packs a big punch in terms of learning to see what is front of you! This quick blind contour drawing exercise is sure to bring giggles and learning!
Taking old materials and bringing new life to them is one of the most exciting parts of being an art teacher. This wet chalk drawing process does juts that. Take the dirty stubs of chalk, add some water and check out the bright colors that are hiding underneath!
YouTube for art? You bet! My own kids have introduced me to the wonders of using YouTube to find out how to do something. Art is no different. Check out these favorite YouTube art channels!
Mandalas are everywhere right now- grown up coloring books, clothing trends, and even home decor. They look fancy and super intricate but these step by step directions and a free printable mandala template make it easy to draw mandala designs of your own! These mandalas for kids are an easy place to start!
I love this shadow drawing experience because it can be as simple or as complex as you choose. Artists of any age can sink into this shadow art activity that only requires pencil and paper but hits on some big ideas!
These self portraits for kids are a sweet and colorful introduction to what a self portrait really is. A few guided drawing tips along with a bright, beautiful tissue paper background makes this art lesson a winner for any age.