It was fun filming how to draw a wreath with my little Hads. She had a lot of fun to, even though…
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Hads is back with how to draw a Christmas tree! She was feeling a little bad that I left her out of the last couple videos, what a mean dad! So, I had to do this next one with her. She did an awesome job too.
It’s a 3D Rudolf Cutout! Hads got all giggly when she saw him, so I hope your kids enjoy him too. Materials Scissors Tape or glue Rudolf printout (either print on white or color paper) Rudolf Cutout Step By Step 1. Download and print cutout. You can simply print on white paper and have your […]
We had fun drawing Santa the other night, now it’s time to learn how to draw crazy Christmas elves! Chuckers was really excited to learn. If your family does elf on a shelf, your kids will probably get a kick out of this one.
It’s time to start this Christmas season off right, with a fun how to draw Santa video! We took our kids to see Santa on Saturday, they loved it! I was shocked too, because I thought Hads would be scared for sure. Nope! She did awesome, and even asked him for a dolly. It made […]
Well I’ve been a little hesitant to introduce advanced art concepts to my little kids, but then I thought why not! Sure, how to shade a sphere isn’t painting the Mona Lisa but for little kids it might as well be. The key to this exercise, if you think it might be a little over […]
It’s about time we did a (just for girls) how to draw a fairy, don’t you think? I know Had’s has been bugging me for it. Well if you’re keeping score on this site, the boys are probably winning. I’ll do better…but for the record, the “just for girl” posts are most likely going to […]
It’s not just how to draw a cow, it’s a magic cow! I know, it’s a little off the wall. Let me explain. A couple days back we got a nice email from Leo, asking if we could do a post on drawing a cow. And because I’m a little weird, I thought I would […]
So now your kids know how to draw a turkey, but do they know how to finger paint a turkey? This is super easy for kids, even my little one year old got in on the fun! Materials Paint (you could even try our homemade paint) Paper Plates to hold the paint Paper towels for […]
How to draw an alien is sure to keep your kids busy on a Saturday morning! We had a little extra fun making this video. As you can see we drew a few aliens doing different things. After you watch this with your kids, encourage them to make their own aliens. Have them use their […]
Thanksgiving is just around the corner, do your kids know how to draw a Turkey? It’s super easy! These instructions were easy for my 6 year old, but a little difficult for my 3 year old. But that didn’t stop her from trying! She actually did a really good job. Materials Paper Pencil, crayon, or […]
Water color resist with crayons, is a classic art activity. Meaning, you probably remember doing this project when you were a kid. The great part about this activity (like using rubber cement), it’s a great way to show kids how different things react with water color. Resist, means that the crayon will repel the water […]
You know it’s time to finger paint a fall tree when the leaves start changing outside! Have they started changing where you live? We’re planning to take a trip up the canyon this weekend. Usually the leaves change sooner up there before they do in the valley. Man, I can’t believe it’s already that time […]
My kids are already going nuts about Halloween, how about yours? It doesn’t help that the stores have had the decorations out for a couple weeks. So I thought if the stores are doing it, and the kids are already freaking out, why not join in.
We’re not big cat people (the wife is allergic), but the little Hads loves anything that’s cute and fluffy! So, here’s some simple step by step instructions on how to draw a cat.
How to draw a 3d box is just one post in a series of many we’re planning to do. One of the fun parts about drawing, is making things look 3d or real. Of course, on this site we’ll take it slow. Each one of these drawing lesson videos are really meant for younger kids. […]
We try to do fun things with our kids on a regular basis. It’s not that we feel we need to entertain them (though we do feel that too), it’s more that we want them to experience life. Finding time to do things isn’t always easy, but we feel it’s important. We really don’t want […]
I thought girls were born knowing how to draw a butterfly. Not true, but my little girl loves them…so I thought I’d learn how and then teach her. There’s nothing wrong with a dad teaching his little girl how to draw a butterfly…right? At any rate, we had fun. That’s what matters. Materials Paper Pencil, […]
This was the first watercolor resist activity I’ve done with my kids. Chuckers thought it was magic. This is a fun activity to illustrate how some things react differently with paint. Watercolor Resist Materials: Watercolor paint Watercolor paper Brushes Water Rubber cement If you have more time to spend on this, you could help them […]
Finger painting a spider was a lot of fun, we also had a surprise guest! I’ve also noticed we’ve really been on a finger painting kick…haven’t we? Well, the kids are loving it so I’m not complaining. One of the things I’ve learned about kids and finger painting (I think I’ve mentioned it before, but […]
Finger painting a snail is a really simple art activity. Focus with your kids on making a good circle, and show them how mixing two primary colors makes a different secondary color. After you paint one, do another using different colors. Have your kids also make them different sizes, see if they can make a […]
How to draw a dragon was meant to be a little more difficult. I have a six year old and a 3 year old. Sometimes it’s hard to teach them both at the same time.
Finger painting a hedgehog for fun! This activity is meant to be very simple, starting off with an easy shape and mixing only two colors.
Any ol’ sketch book works great as an art journal for kids! Even a lined notebook will work fine.
Art for Kids now has a YouTube channel! We had fun this weekend setting up the channel and shooting our first epic video. In fact “Chuckers” and “Hads” had so much fun doing it, I’m sure will be filming the next one today.
Light tables for kids are the best! When I was kid I loved taping pictures to the windows then placing a blank piece of paper over top, to trace. Then after tracing it once I’d try to draw it from memory…after a while I got pretty good at drawing things from memory.
Anytime the kids are bored waiting for something (whether it’s food, weather, a line, mom…hope she doesn’t read this post), the kids will ask me how to draw a monster on my iPhone…then of course it’s their turn after I’m done.
If you need a little activity to get the kids focused and calm, try this finger painting activity! Actually any time we get the paints out and leave the brushes in the cupboard, they drop everything and run to the table.
The dragonfly post was such a hit with my little guy, Jack, I had to make more. Be sure to check out the original symmetry art activity, if you haven’t already. So, here’s five more activities to download for free!
What’s better than a frog…how about learning how to draw a frog? Even better, how about learning how to draw a funny frog 🙂