Drawing Ideas for Kids

Drawing Ideas for Kids

It’s fairly obvious that kids like to draw, but sometimes plopping a stack of blank paper and some markers in front of them doesn’t cut it. That blank white paper can be enough to shut your imagination down completely. Luckily, I’ll be acting as your drawing ideas for kids superhero today.

Drawing is the backbone of art-making. Really. And I know there are plenty of people in art-related fields who don’t draw. But let’s see how many ways I can beat this point to death:

  • Practicing drawing helps train the eye to see what is really there and not what you presume to be there.
  • Drawing helps train the hand to be comfortable with using, um, drawing utensils.
  • Drawing is easy to start and stop- it can be done anywhere, at any time. You don’t need a big space or fancy setup to draw; you just need to be willing to do it.
  • Making quick drawings is an excellent way to warm up your brain and hands for any type of art-making. Or anything, really. Make a few doodles before a test, before bedtime, during dinner…. tap into the subconscious creative brain pockets. (I’m not a doctor, but I’m sure that’s the medical term.)
  • Establishing a drawing practice when you’re a child can lay the foundation for a lifelong drawing habit. Here are some health benefits of drawing.

Since I’m tired of coming up with benefits of drawing, and since you probably are already a fan of drawing, or you wouldn’t have clicked through to read this post, I will now delight you with 100 tantalizing drawing ideas for children to try.

Drawing Ideas for Very Young Kids

  1. This is like reverse finger painting – and no mess! Little kids can draw on these paint bags and also see what happens to colors when they mix.
  2. When little kids draw live animals from observation, wonderful things happen.
  3. Kids love blocks. Kids love drawing. It just makes sense to combine the two.
  4. Mini fashionistas will ADORE drawing on their shoes and wearing their creations.
  5. Such a cool way to get kids to interact with maps and explore all the cool lines.
  6. So much good messiness when kids explore chalk pastels in this mixed media project for preschoolers.
  7. These mixed up Hand Turkeys can be made any time of year and drawn all over for silly fun.
  8. Yes, toilet roll scribblers look like maybe the most fun way to draw, ever.
  9. Babies can get in on the action of drawing with this DIY (edible) finger paint.
  10. Love the idea of kids using these cool tools to draw on their paper with paint.
  11. Foil scribbling is absolutely a magical experience for young children.
  12. It doesn’t get much better than being plopped inside a big cardboard box with a pile of markers.
  13. I had to. I had to include this, even though the pin link goes nowhere. If any of you tries helmet drawings with kids, I absolutely need photos.
  14. Scribbly stenciled hearts are a fun way to explore drawing with tools, and then painting.
  15. Crayon transfer drawing is such a cool twist to using a classic drawing medium.
  16. Drawing with yarn! Yep, true story. This project is inspired by Harold and the Purple Crayon. 



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