Draw a Baby Lion

For a lion drawing step by step tutorial with super cute results, try this baby lion with an oversized head. Super easy and super simple to do. MATERIALS View and download Baby Lion Tutorial Drawing paper Black Sharpie marker, fine tip* Crayons* *The above product links are referrals. If you click through and take action, I’ll be compensated a small … Read More

How to Draw a Store

Here is how to draw a store, which children can easily turn into something for pets, candy, clothes, toys, etc. My experience is that young students, as young as five or six, love to buildings from their surroundings. Adding a very simple awning to a pretend store makes it a little extra special. MATERIALS Draw a Shop PDF Tutorial Drawing … Read More

Draw a Cement Truck

There are many ways to learn how to draw a truck. This tutorial is for a cement truck, which has a different type of back end. Cement trucks have lots of moving parts, but they don’t have to be hard to draw. An angled oval and maybe an extra wheel are all you need. If you like this drawing project, … Read More

How to Draw a Hamster

Would you like to learn how to draw a hamster that is super cute? Make the eyes big and shiny and add a shy smile, for starters. Then make him or her stand on their back legs and you can easily start to see a cartoon character. Add some clothes and you’ve got the makings of an adorable story! MATERIALS … Read More

Sharpie Art Light Switch

Use a light switch cover for your next Sharpie art project, and you’ll have a fun addition to any room that features your own custom art. All kinds of Sharpies will work on these covers, but to get some nice thick links and solid coloring, try the Sharpie Brush Markers. They really are like the perfect blend of a marker … Read More

How to Draw a Gorilla

Here’s how to make a gorilla face drawing with a little attitude. If you follow my tutorial, I’ve found that even kinders can make a pretty mean looking work of art. Starting this drawing with a rounded rectangle will help you get that big head, no neck look that most gorillas have. Add a lopsided mouth and angry eyes and … Read More

Draw a Cute Mouse Face

This step by step mouse drawing tutorial is an easy way to focus on the animal’s cute face, and fill the paper at the same time. This series of animal face drawing ideas are based on a rounded rectangle, which is much easier to draw some other shapes. Circles and ovals tend to be lopsided when you are just getting … Read More

Kindergarten Paper Quilt

Students drew their own home as one of their kindergarten art lessons. Gluing them to a large piece of paper turned them into a large “quilt”. If students make their drawing on square paper, then you will be able to easily add rows going up or down. Any extra spots could be used for a class name and date plate. … Read More

Easy Monkey Drawing

One way to make an easy monkey drawing is to just concentrate on the face. Follow these step by step instructions and see how easy it is. Drawing a monkey up close and personal like this will give you plenty of room to draw his or her eyes, ears and mouth. When it comes time for coloring, try just making … Read More

Dandelion Pop Out Card

I found this scallop flower punch and had fun sharing this 3D dandelion card with kids. I continued the nature theme with kraft paper and pretty marker drawings. MATERIALS Card stock paper, white Card stock paper, kraft* Card stock paper, black* Paper punch, Scallop, X-Large* Glue stick Sharpie marker, fine tip *The above product links are referrals. If you click … Read More

How to Draw your Dad

Learn how to draw your dad in eight easy steps. Add the features that make him unique and you’ll have a one-of-a-kind Father’s Day gift. This cartoon style portrait simplifies lots of things, which is good, but you can still easily make adjustments to make your drawing as much like your father as possible. I recommend following the example of … Read More

Father’s Day DAD Card

Now this DIY Father’s Day card has a template that I thought some busy teachers might appreciate. Makes a great painting or Z fold card. There’s nothing like the combination of background tempera colors and oil pastel details on top. The two textures always look great together, and the pastels allow for some easy details to be added. MATERIALS D-A-D … Read More

What to Make for Father’s Day

Still not sure what to make for Father’s Day? For an artsy, colorful solution, bring out the markers and oil pastels. Messy, but beautiful. One of my readers, Laura T., shared her 2nd grader’s art with me. I love how colorful they look all side by side, they are so inspiring. Thanks so much for sharing them with me Laura! … Read More

Easy Father’s Day Craft

You can make an easy Father’s Day craft AND practice make all kinds of triangles at the same time. If you can treat yourself to the Sharpie Brush markers shown, give them a try. They truly are one of the best “painting” experiences you can have. The markers just glide on, never drip (or course) and leave some of the … Read More

Make a Cat Cartoon Drawing

If you can draw circles and ovals, you can make a very cute cartoon cat drawing. An oversized head gets you off to a great start. The other good thing about cartoon drawing? You can use any crazy colors you like. Design your cat with your favorite colors, or your least favorite and see what happens. If you like this … Read More

How to Draw an Easy Rocket

Here’s a rocket drawing easy enough for even first graders to try. And since every rocket needs a window so you can draw yourself inside, right? If you are ready for an extra challenge, try shading the background from black to purple or blue. Sometimes even ordinary supplies, like crayons, can produce some pretty extraordinary results. For many more drawing … Read More

How to Draw the Eiffel Tower

I’ve found that most How to Draw the Eiffel Tower tutorials out there are either overly simple or overly complex. I made this one to find a happy medium.  Luckily, the Eiffel Tower is made from lots of straight black beams, which are fairly easy to draw if you break them down into layers. Follow my tutorial to get the … Read More

Draw an Easy Raccoon

Here’s one way to draw a raccoon with some very easy and simple shapes. Color it well so those bandit eyes really stand out. Be sure to fold the paper in half twice to get those center guidelines. Making the bottom of the head sit on the center line will guarantee a racoon that fills the paper. If you like … Read More

Draw a Beach

Learn how to draw a beach with a few fun extra items. An umbrella, pail and ball will tell everyone exactly where you are. Even the simplest of drawings can ooze charm, when drawn by children. Keep the shapes simple, encourage diligent coloring and you’ll probably end up with a lovely little masterpiece to frame yourself! Wish you had more … Read More

Draw a Tiger Face

If you can draw an oval, curves and triangles, then you can learn how to draw a tiger face. This cute tiger is composed of some simple shapes that even most kinders are familiar with. By keeping drawing projects simple and symmetrical, they will support the confidence of children as they learn to draw and explore more of their abilities. … Read More

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