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.
Starting with a page of brilliant oil pastel color allows for some color mixing fun. Reverse oil pastel drawing with a focus on line exploration makes a pencil drawing go from simple to “Pop!”
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!
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!
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!