Draw a Duck
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Here’s a new tutorial that shows you how to draw a duck that is true to it’s mallard coloring, with an a added touch of cuteness to the eyes. Students can use … Read More

Draw a Cartoon Fish
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Big, overlapping eyes make almost anything look funny. Especially cartoon fish with big goofy lips. MATERIAL • Cartoon Fish PDF Tutorial • Drawing paper • Black marker • Crayons   DIRECTIONS 1. … Read More

Draw a Teddy
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I taught my students how to draw a teddy with a few simple shapes, and they found many, many ways to turn him or her into their own creation. For instance, it … Read More

Draw a Cartoon Turkey
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For something new, draw a cartoon turkey and then make up a funny story about him or her. This guy is pretty simple, and I’ve even tried it successfully with kinders. At … Read More

Draw the Grinch
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You can learn how to draw the Grinch’ with a very mischievous face with my step-by-step tutorial. I’m going to see if I can play my favorite “You’re a Mean One, Mr. … Read More

Draw Pete the Cat
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Pete the Cat seems to have a lot of fans these days, so I thought I’d make a tutorial on how to draw him. Older students might notice that there’s a little … Read More

Animal Head ATCs
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Art Trading Cards are simply mini works of art, the size of baseball cards (2.5″ x 3.5″). I’m bringing them back as an afterschool class as I think students enjoy the small … Read More

Draw a Baby Lion
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I love cartoon characters with giant heads as it makes them instantly cute, and also frees young artists to not worry about proportions. • View and download Baby Lion Tutorial MATERIALS • … Read More

Draw a Baby Chick
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Here’s a Baby Chick drawing tutorial that I tried earlier this year, and found to work really well with my younger students, as in kinder through 2nd grade. • View and download … Read More

Draw Captain America
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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 grade or so on … Read More

How to Draw Elsa
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Sometimes you just have to add a little pop culture to your lessons. At least that’s what a few of my students have been asking for. Here’s my take on how to … Read More

Draw a Turtle
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The big eyes on this turtle help make him (or her!) pretty cute. I believe this tutorial is best for maybe 2nd grade on up, but then again there are always some … Read More

How to Draw a Rocket
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This rocket may be a little on the old-timey side, but a good place to start if you are interested in outer space drawing. Besides, every rocket needs a window so you … Read More

Draw a Kimono Girl
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Here’s how your students can draw a young girl in a traditional Japanese kimono. MATERIALS Download Kimono Girl Tutorial Drawing paper Old CD for tracing Black marker Crayons DIRECTIONS Prep: Print tutorial … Read More

Draw a Cartoon Boy
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One more new character from my Cartoon Book, a little guy I call Cartoon Boy. • View and download Cartoon Boy Tutorial

Draw a Little French Girl
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I’m working on a few more characters for my upcoming Cartoon Drawing book, so I thought I’d share the latest – a little French girl. MATERIALS View and download French Girl Tutorial … Read More

Draw a Cartoon Sheep
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Here’s one of my favorite cartoon drawings in my new PDF tutorial format. It’s super simple and great for kids as young as kinders. • Download Cartoon Sheep Tutorial MATERIALS Drawing paper … Read More

Drawing Cartoon Faces
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The great thing about cartoon drawing is that it is simply meant to “suggest” things like eyes, nose, hair, etc. The simpler, the better. MATERIALS Download Cartoon Heads PDF  Drawing paper Markers … Read More

Draw a Cartoon Vampire
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Students traced an old CD to help draw the head of this not-so-scary vampire. The hair could be shortened for a boy drawing, and the simple red cape make it easy to … Read More

Draw a Vampire Bat
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You can draw a Vampire bat without it being scary. In fact, they can be downright funny like this guy. Here’s a tutorial on how to draw this very friendly looking bat. … Read More

Sara’s Cartoon Faces
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I had so much fun watching all these faces come to life in my Cartoon Class this afternoon. I saw many students, from kinder through 5th grade, make drawings full of character … Read More

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