You know that lovely smell that happens when you crack open a new box of crayons? And then not too may days after that those crayons are peeled, and broken, and have lost that new crayon sparkle? Enter this super simple DIY crayon recycling idea. Learn how to melt crayons in the oven safely and how to make awesome new crayons shapes!
When kids begin drawing they naturally draw flat shapes that get put together to make objects, think coloring book style pencil outlines. This lesson introduce one point perspective to take drawings from flat to fat!
I’m all for free form, creative process art. In fact most of my lessons are very open ended. But I also believe it’s good for kids to learn some basic tools or skills that they can then use in their own art in their own way. This pine tree tutorial includes a few simple directed drawing steps plus the fun addition of color using the super simple (and not messy) paint with markers technique.
Doodling is awesome. That’s all. There’s no right answer which always feels like the best kind of art. Zentangle, in my mind, is like high brow doodling. Here we combine Zentangle doodle designs with learning the basics of landscape for a can’t miss pattern filled, rule breaking abstract landscape.
If you’ve got a short list of art supplies oil to keep available for your kiddos oil pastels should make the cut. They’re cheap, crazy vibrant, and can be used in dozens of ways! This oil pastel painting technique, however, is a new one on my radar and it’s the perfect way to introduce kids to blending oil pastels and creating smooth color transitions!
These comic book templates are an easy way to get connect writing and drawing. Create graphic novels or simple cartoons with these six free printable pages!
This little project was all about line exploration with oil pastel and watercolor. It is easy, fun, and allows for a lot of individual interpretation and therefore a wide variety of finished products. When every child ends up with a piece of art uniquely theirs you know you have a winner!
Chalk pastels are vibrant, dusty sticks of super blendable color- which makes them perfect for young artists! This unique technique combines dried glue outlines that give a little structure to bold and bright chalk pastels colors!