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Creative Drawing Ideas for Kids

by Jean Van't Hul
September 3, 2022
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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 May 2022

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.

Want to try some creative drawing prompts with your kids? Be sure to download our bundle of 20 printable drawing prompts for FREE! (See the download link at the end of the post.)

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

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5 Creative Drawing Ideas for Kids

DIY Art Journals for Kids with Hole Drawing Prompts
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1. DIY Art Journals for Kids (with Drawing Prompts)

You can make these DIY art journals for kids with recycled and upcycled materials you have around the house. Include drawing prompts such as magazine images altered pages to inspire your kid’s creativity!

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2. 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.

Magazine Pictures as Drawing Prompts for Kids - Maia working on her whale artwork
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3. Use Magazine Pictures as Drawing Prompts

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

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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!

Geometric Art for Kids with a Connect the Dot Art Prompt
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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

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Get This FREE Printable with 20 Creative Drawing Prompts for Kids

Want a free bundle of drawing prompts to offer your kids? Click the link above to get 20 Drawing Prompts for Kids delivered straight to your email!

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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.

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