How to Draw a Menorah

When showing students how to draw a menorah, have them start with light lines to plan all the arms. This will help to space things evenly. Menorahs come in all sizes and colors, but they do need to start with this basic shape. My tutorial is good for maybe 3rd graders on up, but if you want to do this with lower grades, I would give them a drawing with the arm “spine” lines … Read More

Step by Step Elf Drawing

Need a step by step Elf drawing tutorial? Here’s a pretty cute guy to draw (which could easily be turned into a girl, by the way.) MATERIALS Draw Elf PDF Tutorial 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 elf in pencil. The elf is traced with a black marker. The … Read More

How to Draw a Giant Nutcracker

      My school had a nutcracker theme for their holiday show one year, so I showed students how to draw a giant nutcracker on butcher paper. Now you can download your own diagram to help you make your own. Folding the paper to create guide lines really helps with the proportion. • View and download Giant Nutcracker Tutorial MATERIALS • White Kraft Paper, 36″ wide, such as this Pacon brand • Scissors • … Read More

Christmas Bundle Sale

Stock up and save on Christmas decorations with my Christmas Bundle Mural Sale. Buy SEVEN mural templates, including a brand new one, for $15. Sale ends Wednesday, Nov. 15 at midnight PST. • Victorian Town Mural  24 pages, measures 60″ x 28″ when complete • Matisse Christmas Mural  24 pages, measures 28″ x 60″ • Nutcracker Mural  28 pages, measures 30″ x 70″ • NEW! Starry Night Christmas Tree Mural  25 pages, measures 36″ x 48″ • Nativity … Read More

American Flag Coloring Page

In honor of Veteran’s Day, I’d like to share an American Flag coloring page. It calls for some careful coloring to keep the red strips red, and the white strips white but can look pretty striking when complete. • View and download USA Flag Coloring Page PDF MATERIALS • Drawing paper • Oil pastels or crayons DIRECTIONS 1. Print a flag page for each student. 2. The flag is colored in with red, navy … Read More

New Harvest Banner, $5 PDF Template

Now you can make your own Indian corn harvest banners for home, school or festivals with my latest PDF mural template. Buy it once and create as many giant ears of Indian corn that you could every possibly need. My sample has pretty realistic colors, but you could go abstract too with bright random colors. The simple corn shape will lend itself to all kinds of possibilities. Two template versions are included: one that … Read More

Magritte Art Project

René Magritte was famous for paintings that challenge how we see. Have your students to express themselves with a magazine circle turned into an eye. MATERIALS Download Rene Magritte Project PDF tutorial Drawing paper, 9″ x 12″ Old CD for tracing Old magazines Scissors Glue stick Black marker Crayons, skin color DIRECTIONS PREP: Cut 9″ x 12″ in half to make the 6″ x 9″ format used for my art journal projects. Students look … Read More

Draw a Cartoon Woman

The simplification that comes with cartoon characters is perfect for children of all ages. No worries about proportion totally helps too. MATERIALS • Draw a Cartoon Woman PDF Tutorial • Color printer • Drawing paper • Black marker • Crayons or markers   DIRECTIONS PREP: Download and print a tutorial for each student. Print paper with guidelines, or have students fold paper to make creases. 1. Students draw the cartoon woman according to the … Read More

Basic Skull Drawing

One last drawing project for the big day tomorrow. How to draw a basic skull and add a bit of shading for a pretty realistic looking skull. MATERIALS Draw a Skull PDF Tutorial Drawing paper Black marker Crayons   DIRECTIONS PREP: Print a tutorial for each student. Students fold their paper to create guide lines to follow. Students draw the skull according to the tutorial. The drawing is traced with a black marker. The … Read More

Draw Frankenstein

I created a How to Draw Frankenstein tutorial that targets early elementary student. The hair, screws and hunch back are all you need to know exactly who this is. MATERIALS Draw Frankenstein PDF tutorial (see link below) Drawing paper Black marker Crayons   DIRECTIONS PREP: Print guide lines or fold paper to make creases. Students follow the tutorial to draw Frankenstein. The drawing is traced with a black marker. Frankenstein is colored with crayons. … Read More

Many Pumpkin Faces

I introduced my kinders last week to their first printmaking project. Learning how to draw different expressions on the faces, like those in the famous “Five Little Pumpkins” book, added to the fun. MATERIALS Multimedia paper Old paper towel rolls Black tempera paint Plates for paint Black Sharpie marker Crayons DIRECTIONS CLASS ONE Students use a paper towel or toilet paper roll, dip the end in a pool of black tempera paint, and print … Read More

How to Draw Aliens

I made this condensed tutorial for three aliens as it is fun to mix and match the different eyes, hands and feet. It’s a good direct draw project for the very young as they are not so concerned about making the alien look “right”. Aliens can look however you imagine them to look. MATERIALS Draw Aliens PDF Tutorial Drawing paper Black marker Crayons DIRECTIONS Prep: Print tutorial for each student. Draw guide lines on … Read More

Draw a Cottage

If you want to draw a cute cottage house, then you can also surround it with the landscaping of your dreams too. MATERIALS Download Cottage PDF Tutorial 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 cottage in pencil. The cottage is traced with a black marker. The cottage is colored carefully … Read More

Draw a Chickadee

I really like this point of view for drawing a bird. It fills a page in a nice and balanced way, and could probably be adapted to many other breeds too. MATERIALS View and download Chickadee Tutorial 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 chickadee in pencil. The chickadee is … Read More

Minecraft Selfie Tips

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I’m loving how this Minecraft Selfie project requires students to solve problems, as in how to draw their hair using only boxes. I also wanted to share that I learned a few tips when I tried this project last week. In general, I found that it was much better for students to draw their faces inside out (first eyes, then mouth, then head) than it was to do the usual outside in (head, then … Read More

Deluxe Bat PDF Tutorial

This hanging bat tutorial has been a favorite for years, especially with teachers. I’ve made a new deluxe version that includes a full size sample, coloring and tracing page. MATERIALS Deluxe Draw Hanging Bat PDF (see below) Drawing paper Black marker Crayons DIRECTIONS Prep: Print guide lines on drawing paper. Students draw the bat according to the tutorial. The art is traced with a black marker. The bat and background is colored in carefully … Read More

Draw a Tree with Your Hand

I saw this idea for drawing a tree on Artsonia.com, and love showing kids how lines can give dimension to their art. MATERIALS Draw a Hand Tree Tutorial (download here) Drawing paper Black marker Crayons DIRECTIONS The students first trace their hand on a piece of paper. When finished, they should make the tops of their fingers very pointy. Vertical lines are drawn as shown. The more irregular they are, the better. When complete, … Read More

Surrealism and Magritte

René Magritte was a Belgian surrealist artist who became well known for a number of witty and thought-provoking images. He wanted to challenge viewers to think about what they were looking at and to ask themselves, “What does this painting mean?”   MATERIALS Old CD for tracing Drawing paper Black marker Pencil crayons DIRECTIONS Take an old CD and trace it in the center of an 8.5″ x 11″ paper. Add lines around the … Read More

Draw a Skunk

So it seems that my collection of animal tutorials was missing one certain little black and white animal. Here to correct that is how to draw a skunk. MATERIALS PDF Skunk Drawing Tutorial Drawing paper Black Sharpie marker Crayons   DIRECTIONS Students draw a skunk according to the tutorial. The drawing is traced with a black marker. The drawing is colored neatly with crayons.

Legos and Self Portraits

I have used this as a first project of the year quite often the template helps all skill levels get off to a good start, and still has lots of room for creative interpretation. My template is left empty in the middle so students can alter the clothing pretty easily.   MATERIALS LEGO Template (see below) Printer Drawing paper Black Sharpie marker Crayons or Colored Pencils DIRECTIONS Print or copy a template for each … Read More

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