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13 Art Prompts for Kids to Foster Creativity

by Jean Van't Hul
February 19, 2023
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Art prompts inspire kids to draw differently than a blank piece of paper. Drawing prompts are fun ways to inspire creative drawing ideas.

Updated March 2023

We use drawing prompts and other art prompts a lot and we 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.

Here are some places to find drawing prompts and ways to use them with your kids.

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Where to Find Drawing Prompts

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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. Frame art drawing prompt
  9. A drawing activity for kids based on the Beautiful Oops book
  10. Draw with Art Dice (on Tinkerlab)
  11. Fingerprint art for kids
  12. DIY art journals for kids with drawing prompts
  13. Use nature items as chalk drawing prompts (on The Craft Train)
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Do you use art prompts with your kids? If not, we encourage you to!

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

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Want More Drawing Activities? Visit the Kids Art Spot where we have a Drawing Workshop for Kids. This online workshop for kids and families features 10 super fun and easy drawing activities, each with a step-by-step video tutorial and printable instructions.

More Drawing Ideas for Kids

Does your child want to explore the world of drawing and expand their skills? Check out our three-part Drawing Skills Master Class for kids! Your child can learn to draw at home with 3 unique modules: Line & ShapeLight & Shadow, and Perspective. With at-home video lessons and easy-to-follow printable workbooks, your child will build skills and confidence as they learn to draw!

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13 Art Prompts for Kids to Foster Creativity

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