One of the drawing prompts I like to offer is a series of empty frames.
This probably sounds weird but the frames seem to inspire kids’ creativity in a way that a blank piece of paper doesn’t always—even though it’s virtually the same thing!—a rectangle of blank paper vs a rectangle of blank paper with a picture frame drawn around the perimeter.
But for some reason, the simple act of framing the space seems to invite a creative response.
We have been doing this for years in all sizes and on a variety of surfaces.
Big and small.
On paper and on the chalkboard.
My kids always seem to have fun creating inside the frames.
A Drawing Prompt for Kids with Frame Art
A few months ago, I drew a collection of frames on an 8 1/2 x 11 inch sheet of printer paper, made a bunch of copies, and handed them to the kids.
They filled the frames with drawings, people, rainbows, and fingerprint animals.
Then this past week, I printed out a new slew of the frame drawing prompts.
And the kids went to town again.
They drew inside the frames after school…
And during our read-aloud before bed.
Since we had so much fun with this, I thought I’d offer it as a printable for you.
Of course, you can draw your own frame drawing prompt (and I encourage you to!), but if you want a quick and easy printable, then here you go.
Print out a few for a playdate, to tuck in your purse next time you go to a restaurant or doctor’s office, or to send to a cousin across the country.
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