Have a kid who loves to draw? Check out our NEW Drawing Skills Master Class!  Designed for kids 6-11 to gain skills and confidence.

Fun Drawing Ideas for Kids (+ Free Printable!)

by Jean Van't Hul
March 19, 2023

Drawing prompts are one of our favorite creative drawing ideas for kids. These inspire kids to draw and think in a whole new way.

Updated April 2023

Drawing prompts can be anything from “decorate your own _____ ” or “fill in the ______”, to tangle art, abstract art, or more! They help give kids that little bit of inspiration to get their creativity flowing. They’re a perfect activity to offer your kids at home, while traveling, or to occupy time at restaurants or waiting rooms.

And the best part is that no two drawings will ever be the same, even if an entire group of children was given the same drawing prompt! Because each child works from their own imagination, interests, mindset, developmental stage, and more.

Here’s a video showing Drawing Prompts for Kids in action! And keep scrolling to see some of our favorite drawing ideas.

Want to try some creative drawing prompts with your kids? Be sure to download our bundle of 5 printable drawing ideas for FREE! (See the download link at the end of the post.)

drawing ideas pinterest
Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

Creative Drawing Ideas for Kids

Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

1. Drawing Prompts for Kids with Eye Stickers

Create drawing prompts for kids with eye stickers! This is such a fun and playful way to encourage drawing and creative visual expression.

hole drawing
Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

2. Hole in Paper Art Challenge

Hole in paper art activities for kids encourage them to think and create differently. Kids will love the creativity challenge the holes provide!

Magazine Pictures as Drawing Prompts for Kids - Maia working on her whale artwork
Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

3. Use Magazine Pictures as Drawing Prompts

Cut out magazine pictures to use as drawing prompts that help kick start kids’ imaginations!

frame drawing prompt
Photo by Andrea Martelle

4. Fill in the Empty Frames Drawing Prompts

This simple prompt is one of our most used and loved. Inspire your kids’ creativity with this frame art drawing prompt and printable!

connect the dots prompt
Photo by Andrea Martelle

5. Connect the Dots Geometric Art Prompt

Geometric art for kids is easy, fun, and visually striking when made with this connect the dots art prompt. It is a great collaborative art activity for all ages!

Get This FREE Printable with 5 Creative Drawing Ideas for Kids

Want a free bundle of even more drawing prompts to offer your kids? Click the link above to get 5 Drawing Ideas for Kids delivered straight to your email!

drawing workshop
Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

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

Pin It for Later

Fun Drawing Ideas for Kids (+ Free Printable!)