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 of 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 […]
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 clean up And […]
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 marker Watch How To […]
This homemade finger paint recipe has been flying around Pinterest, like mad! So, we thought we’d give it a try and see if we like it. Homemade Finger Paint Ingredients 3 tablespoons sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup corn starch 2 cups of water food coloring marbles (for mixing) Containers It almost sounds good enough […]
You might remember doing watercolor crayon resist projects when you were a kid. Like using rubber cement, this is a fun way to show kids how different things react with watercolor. Resist, means that the crayon will repel the watercolor away from it. If you use a white crayon during this activity, your kid’s eyes […]
You know it’s time to finger paint an autumn 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 of 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!
Follow along with us and learn how to draw a super simple 3d box! Materials Paper Pen, pencil, marker, or crayon If you’re having trouble watching the video here, watch How To Draw A 3D Box on YouTube!
Follow along with us and learn how to draw a super simple butterfly. I was so proud of how Had’s butterfly turned out. Remind your little artists that it’s ok if their drawings don’t look like ours. The most important thing is to have fun. Materials Paper Pencil, pen, marker, or crayon
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 difficult 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 🙂
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.
The next time you do an activity with your kids (even if it’s not an art activity), add music! See what happens…then next time you do another activity add a different genre of music…compare the difference. Kids love music just as much as you do, but how often do you include it in your day […]
Our kids love Play-Doh (And as parents we do too)! Not only is it fun for them (and us) to play with, but it helps calm them down during an “emotional crisis.” You know the ones I’m talking about. Well, if you haven’t tried using an art activity to bring your kid back to “reality” […]
Mosaics for kids can be a lot of fun. They’re kind of like creating your own puzzle. If you’re not sure what they are visit some of the reference links below.
Meet Moving Bob! He’s another great way to help your kids draw people and even learn basic (very basic) anatomy.
Dying eggs for Easter was always a tradition in mine and my wife’s childhood, so of course we have to do it for our kids! This year for Easter we decided decorate eggs a little differently though. We used crayons and paint instead of dye.
Sometimes I put off our family art activities, because we don’t have enough supplies. Well lately we’ve been trying to find things around the house to use. We were surprised by how much we found and could use. Doing an art project with the kids doesn’t always require a visit to the best store on […]