Learn how to draw a praying mantis, just for kids! If you’d like to check out our other bugs we’ve drawn, visit our insects tag page. In this lesson, we use yellow and green to add highlighting and shading. And just for fun, here’s additional information about praying mantis on Wikipedia.
These are the oddest bugs on the planet, but they sure are fun to draw! Learn how to draw a giraffe weevil with us! Also, let me know what bug we should draw next!
Learn how to draw an ant, a realistic ant! In this lesson we use Sharpies and oil pastels. Use two sheets of paper when using Sharpies or markers. They tend to soak through one paper and onto the table. If you use two sheets, it’ll prevent the marker from getting to the table. Also, check out […]
How to draw an ant for young artists! In this lesson, with Austin, I tried to keep it simple and just work on two fundamentals. We practiced drawing circles and mixed two primary colors (blue and yellow) to make one secondary color (green). Oil pastels work great for mixing, but you could also use paint. […]
Grab a sheet of printer paper. Today we’re going to show you how to fold an origami spider! Not just any spider, this has got to be the coolest origami spider ever. There are a lot of steps to this art activity, but we go through each step slow so that even our young art friends […]
Today we’re showing off how to color a butterfly with watercolor pencils! If you haven’t watched how to draw a butterfly on a flower, yet…be sure to watch that first. In this lesson we used watercolor pencils and made copies of our original drawing. Many new printers have also have a scanner that allows you to […]
Follow along and learn how to draw a daddy long legs! Well this one is for our super young art friends (5 and under). Austin is three and he’s helping me out today. This is a great activity to do with your little artists, or just have them watch the video and follow along. This is also […]
We’re learning how to draw a stag beetle, for our next insect! These guys are wicked cool, they seem like they’re aliens from another planet…don’t they? My favorite part is their giant pinchers. One of the reasons I like drawing insects and think they are a great drawing exercise for kids, is that they are […]
Hads is my special guest today, and we’re learning how to draw a butterfly on a flower! This is another fun and simple drawing activity you can do with young artists 5 and under…though older artists may enjoy it too 🙂 We love drawing insects, we’re going to be drawing them all week. Check our […]
This how to draw a grasshopper episode kicks off our insect theme this week! We’re excited to spend a whole week drawing bugs. We’re of course not going to be able to draw all the bugs that exist but we’ll get a good start 🙂 Insects are a blast to draw, especially with all their […]
This episode is perfect for super young artists! They can easily learn how to paint a ladybug. Plus, this is a perfect way to work on making a circle. We’ve got a couple other fun ladybug activities. Ladybug Art Activities How to draw a ladybug How to fold a ladybug Insect symmetry worksheets Watch How To Paint […]
How to fold a butterfly! My kids love folding things out of paper. This activity we did together just because it ended up being a little difficult for Hads, but we’re going to keep practicing. We still had a lot of fun folding our butterfly together. And really for any art activity that ends up being too […]
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 […]
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.
Really simple instructions on how to draw a scorpion for kids. Watch the short video, and download the free printable instructions.
Simple step by step instructions on how to draw a ladybug, perfect for really young artists. Watch the video and download the free steps.
Simple step by step instructions on how to draw a spider. Watch the short video, and download the free instructions.
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
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!