13 Art Prompts for Kids to Foster Creativity

13 Art Prompts for Kids to Foster Creativity

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These 13 art prompts for kids will inspire their art-making and creativity differently than a blank piece of paper. This list includes drawing prompts, art games, printables, and more.

13 Art Prompts for Kids to Foster Creativity

We use drawing prompts and other art prompts a lot and I want to encourage you to give them a try, too, if you don’t already.

Why?

Art prompts inspire creativity in a completely different way than a blank piece of paper by presenting a starting point, question, or challenge. And yet, they are remarkably open ended (unlike coloring books, which I generally avoid with kids).

This past weekend, I posted on Instagram about using drawing prompts with kids and where to find them.

 

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Let’s talk drawing prompts. 🖍 This is one of the drawing prompts I just added to the Kids Art Club (that Daphne had fun with) and obviously this one doubles as a writing prompt. 🖍 Do you use drawing prompts with your kids? 🖍 If not, I encourage you to! They inspire creativity in a completely different way than a blank piece of paper by presenting a starting point, question, or challenge. And yet, they are remarkably open ended (unlike coloring books, which I generally avoid with kids). 🖍 Set out a drawing prompt for your child today with some markers or other drawing tools. 🖍 I’d love to see their creativity at work! Post a photo and tag me and use hashtag #artfulparent . 🖍 WHERE TO FIND DRAWING PROMPTS : 👉Make your own on paper or chalkboard (draw a blank face, empty house outline, or a pair of eyes and add a brief question. Who is this? Who lives here? for example). 👉 Find a drawing prompt online (you can search “printable art activities” on The Artful Parent for some). 👉 Get a doodle book (Taro Gomi has some good ones for kids) and take out one sheet at a time. 👉 The Kids Art Club has a large library of drawing prompts for kids, with new ones added every week. 🖍 #kidsart #kidsartspot #kidsdrawing #parenting #childhoodunplugged #creativity #drawingprompts #drawingforkids #kidsactivities #rockinartmoms #creativekids #artforkids

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And then realized that I wanted to expand on the subject and turn it into a blog post about finding and using art prompts for kids. First, here’s an expansion on what I said about finding drawing prompts (with links added):

Drawing Prompts for Kids with Eye Stickers

Where to Find Drawing Prompts

And beyond what I was able to put in the brief Instagram post, here are 13 more art prompt ideas for kids.

13 Art Prompts for Kids to Foster Creativity

13 Art Prompts for Kids

Note: Some of these are drawing prompts, some are prompts for painting, collage art, or other kinds of art-making. Most are flexible, though. For example, what sounds like a drawing prompt, can be turned into a painting prompt with the addition of paint and a paint brush rather than drawing tools or turned into a collage prompt with the addition of a glue bottle and papers or little collage materials.

  1. Magazine pictures as drawing prompts for kids
  2. Geometric art for kids (with a connect the dots art prompt)
  3. Hole challenge art
  4. Dot to dot art challenge for kids
  5. Music as an art prompt
  6. Drawing prompts for kids with eye stickers
  7. Scribble challenge art
  8. DIY picture frame wallpaper for children’s art
  9. A drawing activity for kids based on the Beautiful Oops book
  10. Draw with Art Dice (on Tinkerlab)
  11. Paper shape challenge art
  12. DIY art journals for kids with drawing prompts
  13. Use nature items as chalk drawing prompts (on The Craft Train)

And if you want a printable list of these ideas, click the image below to download a PDF.

13 Art Prompts for Kids to Foster Creativity with List

Do you use art prompts with your kids?

If not, I encourage you to!

Set up a simple art prompt for your kids today and see how it inspires their creativity!

I’d love to see their artwork! If you’re on Instagram, I invite you to post a photo and tag me @artfulparent and use hashtag #artfulparent

Also, if you have more ideas for kids art prompts, please share in a comment below! And include a link, if appropriate. Thank you!

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These 13 art prompts for kids will inspire their art-making and creativity differently than a blank piece of paper. This list includes drawing prompts, art games, printables, and other fun ideas. #kidsart #artsandcrafts #kidsactivities #artforkids #drawingforkids #drawing #paintingforkids

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    Kate Bennett
    November 13, 2018 at 5:11 am

    Thank you a lot for this amazing and creative article! I hope that you will continue doing this awesome type of content!

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