This finger painting a pumpkin activity is super easy, fast, and fun for little kids. I did it with both Hads (4) and Austin (2). While Austin is not old enough to paint a face, he’s still able to have a blast. Hads, on the other hand, is right at the perfect age to work […]
Halloween is coming, teach your kids how to draw a skull! We couldn’t wait to pull out our masks, in fact we had to run to Target and buy a few more. What are your kids going to dress up as for Halloween? We almost convinced Hads that she should be a gorilla princess, she […]
We’ve got to do more how to draw a robot posts! Chuckers loved it, and robots can be drawn so many different ways. This particular robot is a great way to focus on drawing squares and rectangles. If your child is younger, spend a little extra time explaining the difference between a square and rectangle. […]
We saw this how to make fall leaves on Pinterest, and thought we’d try it out ourselves. Hads loved it! She is still asking me if we can make more. First I have to apologize, during the video our camera turned off and I didn’t notice. So, there’s a small jump in between drawing the […]
How to finger paint a fish is just one of many on Hadley’s long list of finger painting activities. She is so cute, everyday I come home from work she has a new finger painting idea. These activities are meant to be extremely easy and super fast, perfect for those little young artists. So, just a […]
How to draw a pig came as a special request from one of our friends. We’ve done how to finger paint a pig but never how to draw one. Materials Paper Crayon, marker, or pencil Watch How To Draw A Pig
I’ve done origami with my kids before, but it just occurred to me that we could include this on our site. Origami is the art of folding paper, right? And it completely fits under the category of sculpture! One of my (and my kid’s) favorite things about origami, you only need paper to do it. On top of […]
Our first how to draw a frog post was very cartoony, so we thought we’d do another, but more realistic. And if your kids just love frogs be sure to check out our easy pop-up frog! Watch How To Draw A Frog
This is one of the best ways to preserve your kid’s artwork, especially ones done with charcoal or pastel. When my kids finish a pastel drawing, I either need to take a photo of it and throw it away or put it in a sealed bag. Pastel dust is a lot like a disease, it […]
Few things make me truly happy, seeing my little girl’s face after showing her how to finger paint a unicorn is one of them. I think she was also in love with the idea of painting white on construction paper. This is a must activity for any little girl that loves all things cute and […]
Sorry for the lack of posts last week. I was out of town on a week long backpacking trip. It was a blast, but of course I missed my kids. It sure made my day, when one of the first things they said when I got back was, “Lets make a video!” Check the bottom […]
My little Austin helped us with our how to finger paint a giraffe video! He’s only one (but almost two), and hasn’t stop asking to “paint ‘gain?” With that said this video is for the really (really really) young artists. We meant to keep this as simple as possible, but also include a small color […]
My little Hads has been asking how to finger paint a mermaid for quite a while now. Well we finally did it, and she was so excited. We used acrylic paints, I like how easy they are to clean up…plus how dark and rich the colors are. If you don’t have paint or would like […]
Both Chuckers and I have been feeling bad that our last few dinosaur posts have been more advanced. So, we decided to make this how to draw a stegosaurus for the slightly younger artists! Though once we did it, I noticed that even Chuckers struggled with the leaf-shaped spikes along the back. If your kids […]
We have another dinosaur! It’s how to draw a Dilophosaurus! This was another request from one of our awesome friends. We love all of your ideas, thanks for sending them in. If you or your kids have never heard of a Dilophosaurus, check out their wikipedia page! Dilophosaurus’ are really interesting! Watch How To Draw […]
We recently received a request from one of our awesome drawing friends on how to draw Superman! We love getting requests, and if you have sent one to us and we haven’t done it yet, don’t worry! We have a list and we’re working through them as fast as we can. If you sent us a […]
It’s Friday, perfect for learning how to draw a pterodactyl dinosaur! Now your t-rex has a super cool friend, too. If you haven’t drawn a t-rex yet, be sure to check out that post. I had so much fun showing Chucker’s how to draw this guy, simply because of his reaction after we were done. […]
I loved teaching Hadley how to draw three spring flowers! I hope your kids have fun following along with us. Watch How To Draw Three Spring Flowers
Bees are not exactly a family favorite around here. Last summer, Chuckers went to check the mailbox and on his way back to the house a bee stung him right on the side of the neck. He came running into the house yelling, “I got stung! I got stung!” Mom and Hads came to the […]
We just got back from a week long family vacation to Disneyland. Who ever thought those should be called vacations needs to rethink that concept, seriously. It was a blast, but the word vacation I typically relate to relaxation. Disneyland is hard work! While it was easy to focus on how hard it was, my […]
Finally, how to draw a robot crab! We’re excited to do another how to draw! Thought I’d surprise Chuckers with a cool one, his eyes almost fell out of his skull when I told him we were going to draw a robot crab. Materials Pencil, crayon, or marker Paper Watch How To Draw A Robot […]
This post is the first of a new series of drawing activities for (slightly older) kids. Don’t worry, we’ll still do the simple How To Draw projects. My little Chuckers (7 years old) has expressed an interest in drawing things more realistically. He’s also getting to that stage where he has just enough focus and […]
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 […]
What’s cuter than a bunny, how about an Easter bunny? Well, I’m really not sure what makes this bunny so Easter-ish…let’s leave that up to your kids to figure out. Maybe he needs a few Easter eggs around him 🙂 Watch How To Draw An Easter Bunny
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 […]
One of our awesome readers had so many good things to say about the Stabilo Woody. We thought we had to try them and do our own Stabilo Woody Review.
My kids LOVE pop-up books, so making their own pop-up frog was a complete hit!
Super easy step by step instructions for kids on how to draw a manta ray! Watch the short video and download the free printable.
Super simple step by step for kids on how to draw a baby chick! Watch the short video and download the free printable!
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!