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We’re coloring an Autumn leaf with oil pastels! All you need for today’s art project are the following supplies: Oil pastels The free printable (below) This lesson is specific to oil pastels, but you can adapt it using crayons, colored pencils, or maybe even markers. I’m also very particular about the brand of oil pastels we use (I’ve […]
Today we’re showing you how to color a clown with oil pastels! We’re using our drawings from last Friday, how to draw a clown. So if you haven’t watched that yet, be sure to watch that first. Also, a fun trick we show in the beginning of this video, is that you can make copies […]
Here’s another shading post, How To Shade A Cone. Learning how to shade and draw simple objects is a great place to start teaching kids. As they get older they’ll learn how to combine shapes to make more complicated objects. For example, they could use this cone and a sphere to draw a very realistic […]
Shading a cube is really easy, especially compared to shading other objects. This how to shade a cube video shows you how simple it really is. Also, check out how to draw a 3D box in case your kids want more box fun. Materials Paper Charcoal or pencil Kneaded erasure I realized that we didn’t use […]
Fun and free how to use oil pastels for kids! This oil pastel art project is of a Monarch Butterfly. Download the free print and follow along!
Fun symmetry art activity for kids! Download these 10 free coloring pages and let your kids at it.
Fun and quick how to blend with oil pastels tutorial for kids! Watch the short video, and download the free printable activity.
This how to shade a cylinder is the second post in a series that we’re working on. The first post, was…
Learn how to shade a sphere with charcoal! This is a fun foundational lesson on the basics of shading.
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!
The other day a giant dragonfly landed on Jack’s bicycle pedal. It stayed there even after we all touched his wings. Jack’s eyes were huge. To me, it felt like a good opportunity to teach him about symmetry.
Color wheels can be elaborate, this one is not. This is a simple activity to help explain the Primary Colors to your kid(s) (Red, Yellow, and Blue). Just download the PDF and print. Let them color or paint each circle as labeled. The overlapping areas will make the secondary colors (green, purple, and orange).