More than 75 creative drawing ideas for kids, including inspiring drawing prompts, games, and tips for improving drawing skills and confidence!
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Picking up a crayon and making marks on paper is often the very first art activity for young children. Drawing requires very little in the way of materials (simply a sheet of paper and a drawing tool), is easy and engaging for all ages and levels of ability, and is usually mess free.
Drawing allows children to
- EXPRESS themselves
- PROCESS their world
- EXPERIMENT with ideas and techniques
- MAKE ART anywhere
- INTERACT with others
- & develop FINE MOTOR SKILLS
Creative Drawing Ideas for Kids
Here are over 75 creative drawing ideas for kids! These ideas, activities, and posts include drawing games, creative drawing prompts, improving drawing skills, and ways for connecting through drawing.
Fostering Creativity and Confidence in Kids Drawing
Kids begin to draw full of confidence. Here are some ways to help them hold on to their creativity and confidence as they grow and develop.
- How to Encourage Kids Drawing Skills, Creativity, & Confidence
- Drawing for Kids – Encouraging the Reluctant Artist
- Creative Alternatives to Coloring Books
Drawing Skills and Techniques for Kids
Want to help your kids learn specific drawing skills and techniques such as observational drawing, perspective, or shading?
- How to Get Started with Observational Drawing for Kids
- Drawing Lessons for Kids with the Monart Method
- Drawing the Human Body for Kids (with tips and activities for different ages)
Using How to Draw Books for Kids
Books with step-by-step instructions on how to draw have their time and place, especially when used as a starting point for learning specific techniques.
Activity Sheets to Encourage Kids Drawing
Drawing activity sheets can be good for art invitations, quiet-time art, or for keeping kids engaged while traveling.
- Travel Activities for Kids (printable drawing activities and games)
- 11 DIY Art Activity Pages for Kids
Kids Drawing Prompts
Using drawing prompts can be more fun and encourage more creativity that starting with a blank page.
- Drawing Prompts for Kids with Eye Stickers
- Magazine Pictures as Drawing Prompts for Kids
- Using Drawing Prompts with Kids
Drawing Games for Kids
Drawing games are so much fun and a wonderful way to encourage creativity and connection.
- 12 Kids Art Games for Fun and Creativity
- Encourage Children’s Creativity with Drawing Games and Silliness
Connecting with Kids Through Drawing
Besides drawing games, here are some more great ways to connect with children through drawing.
- Why Read Aloud Time is Drawing Time
- Back-and-Forth Drawing with Kids
- And Interactive Heart Drawing Activity
- Drawing to Music with Children
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