Earth Day Coloring Page

Here’s an Earth Day coloring page with plenty of fun shapes to color. It is based on my Doodle Mural, which makes a lovely work of art for any classroom door. I hope the message inspires more awareness of reducing, reusing and recycling to keep our planet beautiful. Who knows what we can accomplish if we all work together. To … Read More

How to Draw Aliens

This tutorial for how to draw aliens encourages a mixing of eyes, hands and feet. After all, who really knows what an alien might look like? It’s a good direct draw project for the very young as aliens can be whatever they imagine. MATERIALS Draw Aliens PDF Tutorial Drawing paper Black marker Crayons DIRECTIONS Prep: Print tutorial for each student. … Read More

Draw Captain America

It’s fun to tie drawing lessons into current movies, if you can. Here’s one way to draw a young looking Captain America, that I would save for 2nd graders on up. MATERIALS View and download Captain America Tutorial Drawing paper Black marker Crayons DIRECTIONS Prep: Print tutorial for each student. Draw guide lines on paper or fold in half to … Read More

Simple Color Wheel

Use your old CDs to make a simple color wheel. It involves a bit of “eyeball” measuring, which works fine for this purpose. • View and download Divide CD Tutorial MATERIALS Old CDs Ruler Sharpie marker, black, fine tip Sharpie markers, assorted, fine or brush tip   DIRECTIONS Print tutorial for each student. Students use a ruler to divide the … Read More

Draw a Cute Cartoon Sheep

This is pretty much the world’s easiest way to make a cute sheep drawing. The simple cartoon eyes will kind of seal the deal. • Download Cartoon Sheep Tutorial MATERIALS Drawing paper Black marker Crayons DIRECTIONS Prep: Print tutorial for each student. Draw guide lines on paper or fold in half to make creases. Students follow the tutorial to draw the … Read More

Draw a Cruise Ship

Here’s a simple way to draw and paint a cruise ship. The bottom ocean got an extra coat of blue so that it would stand out from the sky. MATERIALS PDF Cruise Ship Tutorial Watercolor paper Black permanent marker Liquid Watercolor paint DIRECTIONS Follow the six drawing steps as shown, adding as much detail as desired. Trace all the lines … Read More

Easy Easter Bunny Drawing

Here’s an easy Easter bunny drawing that is fun for kids of all ages. He’s sitting up, which makes it easy to add a basket in his paw.   Try tracing the marker lines with a crayon, just to add some extra texture and color. MATERIALS View and download Easter Bunny Tutorial Watercolor Paper Black Sharpie Crayons Liquid watercolor paint … Read More

Model Magic Snail

This snail craft was inspired by a cake decoration found over on Pinterest. I love how simple it is to make something look real,  just maybe prettier colors. The simple little creations found in cake decorating sites are perfect for kids to imitate with Model Magic instead of fondant. Pinterest and cake decorating are my “go to” searches when I … Read More

A Cute Bunny Face Drawing

For an extra cute bunny face drawing, watch where you place the eyes. A large head, with small eyes, that are far apart will always do the trick. For some extra fun, add clothes to your bunny, as in Peter Rabbit style. It just may inspire a story about who your bunny is, and what they do all day. MATERIALS … Read More

Draw a Baby Chick

Here’s how to draw a baby chick, which I found to work really well with kinder through 2nd graders. I recommend finding some kind of circle to trace for the head. A bowl, roll of masking tape, anything to get it round and centered on the paper. Circles are some of the hardest shapes to first draw, and students often … Read More

Easy Watercolor Tree Painting

This easy watercolor painting idea makes the most of what paints and Sharpie markers do best. Markers stay black while paint runs and mixes together. My only tip is, be sure to have good black markers when you start this project. Preferably thick chisel tip ones. The trees look really bold and dramatic with solid black color. If markers are … Read More

Recycled Rooster

Save all those clean packing boxes, such as for cereal and pasta, and you can make some really colorful collage roosters. For a lead in story, “Farmyard Beat”* is perfect and actually the inspiration for this project. *The above product link is a referral. If you click through and take action, I’ll be compensated a small amount, at no extra … Read More

Draw a Daffodil

A daffodil drawing step by step tutorial is all you need to create a pretty spring painting or drawing. Choose a media that lets you make your brightest yellow colors, and then get busy drawing or painting or coloring. Who needs to draw the same flower shapes again and again when you can make these daffodils, or buttercups? The simple … Read More

Earth Day Blue Planet Collage

A collage makes a great earth day project, but can also result in a lot of unfinished art. Turn everyone’s effort into a group project and see what can happen. This was created by 35 fourth graders in about 45 minutes. MATERIALS Old magazines Butcher paper Glue sticks, lots! Black marker DIRECTIONS PREP: Draw one large planet template on a … Read More

How to Draw a Grizzly Bear

Drawing grizzly bears can be simplified if you just draw the front view, with two legs instead of four. Plus you get the fun of looking right in his (or her!) amazing face! MATERIALS Draw a Grizzly Bear PDF Tutorial Drawing paper Black Sharpie marker Crayons DIRECTIONS Fold their drawing paper in half in both directions, crease and open again. … Read More

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