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DIY Art Printables for Kids

by Jean Van't Hul
January 30, 2024
DIY art activities

Encourage kids’ creativity with these DIY art printables that can be created using materials you have and customized to your child’s interests.

Updated April 2024

Did you know you can make you own art prompts for your kids?

It’s true! And something we love to do. You can create something on the fly in response to a current interest or need or situation. It’s customized to the child. It’s easy and inexpensive. And often just uses the materials at hand.

The result is usually more open-ended and can inspire great creativity.

And you can make a page at a time for your kids and see where it goes. If they want more of the same, you can make more. If it seems like they’re ready to move on, that’s okay too.

Here are some of our favorite DIY art activity pages for your family.

DIY Art Printables for Kids

magazine faces
Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

1. Drawing Prompts Using Magazine Pictures

We love pasting a part of a magazine picture onto paper and using it as the starting point for a drawing. The results are always unique!

drawing prompts with eye stickers
Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

2. Drawing Prompts with Eye Stickers

Have you tried eye stickers for your kids’ drawing prompts yet? Simply place some eye stickers on a blank piece of paper and see what your kids come up with!

diy drawing prompt
Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

3. DIY Picture Frame Wallpaper for Children’s Art

We’ve done this on a big scale as well as on individual papers and both are super fun. Or check out this printable of the frame art drawing prompt.

painting heart
Photo by Rachel Withers

4. Paint a Map of Your Heart

Use a pen to draw and write the things you and your family love inside the heart, then add paint for a lovely keepsake. This special activity doesn’t just have to happen on Valentine’s Day!

hole art
Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

5. Hole in Paper Drawing

If you’re looking for a fun and interesting art challenge for your kids, you must try hole in paper art. Try offering your child a piece of paper with a hole cut out of the middle as an art prompt and see how they incorporate the hole into their drawing!

geometry drawing prompt
Photo by Andrea Martelle

6. Geometric Art Prompt

We love this connect the dots art prompt for kids. You can do this on a single piece of paper, or on a large scale and you end up with a gorgeous piece of geometric art that you can hang on your wall!

Or if you want creative activity pages for kids, but don’t want to make your own, check out our post on 16 Printable Art Activities for Kids.

More Drawing Activities 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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