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

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

Crankenstein

Teach kinders and up how to draw a face with LOTS of crankiness, thanks to this very funny new children’s book, “Crankenstein”, by Samantha Berger. Crankenstein can be drawn with some very simple shapes, and show students how to create a very expressive face. MATERIALS “Crankenstein” book, by Samantha Berger Watercolor paper, if you can afford it, or multimedia paper Old cardboard for templates Sharpie chisel tip marker, black Crayons Liquid watercolor paint, green … 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

Draw a Duck

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 this to go off in a more realistic or cartoon direction, whatever peaks their interest. MATERIALS Draw a Duck Tutorial, download here Drawing paper Black marker, Crayons DIRECTIONS Prep: Print tutorial for each student. Draw guide lines on paper or fold in … Read More

Draw a Cartoon Fish

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. Draw or print the guide lines on the paper. Draw the fish according to the tutorial. 2. Trace all the art with a black marker. 3. Color in the art with a crayon. The neater the coloring, the better the art. Thanks … Read More

Draw a Teddy

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 only takes a shorter shirt and added skirt to turn this boy into a girl. View and download Teddy Bear Tutorial MATERIALS • Color print of Teddy Bear Tutorial • Drawing paper • Black marker • Crayons DIRECTIONS PREP: Draw or print … Read More

Draw a Cartoon Turkey

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 the very least, you will get something far better than just tracing your hand. • View and download PDF Turkey tutorial MATERIALS • Color print of Turkey tutorial • Black Sharpie • Crayons • Liquid watercolor paint DIRECTIONS 1. Draw turkey according … Read More

Draw the Grinch

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. Grinch” song when my students draw him next week. • View and download the Grinch Tutorial MATERIALS • Color print of Grinch tutorial • Multimedia paper • Sharpie, black, fine tip • Watercolor paint DIRECTIONS PREP: Draw or print guidelines on paper. … Read More

Draw Pete the Cat

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 perspective involved in the shoes and their size, but young artists can focus on just making the shoes match. As Pete would say, “It’s all good.” MATERIALS • Download Pete the Cat tutorial • “Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes” … Read More

Animal Head ATCs

 Artist trading cards are simply little works of art the size of baseball trading cards. They are fun to make and display in trading card sleeves. I found these wonderfully simple animal faces to draw from a French company called Serie-golo. I love how each animal just uses a few lines, but is so identifiable as to what they are. Thank you Serie-golo artists, whoever you are! MATERIALS Brown kraft paper, cut to 2.5″ … Read More

Draw a Baby Lion

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 • Color print of baby lion tutorial for each student • Drawing paper • Sharpie black marker • Crayons DIRECTIONS PREP: Print guide lines on drawing paper. 1. Students draw the baby lion according to the tutorial. 2. The drawing is traced with … Read More

Draw a Baby Chick

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 Baby Chick 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 baby chick in pencil. The baby chick … 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 grade or so 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 make creases. Students follow the tutorial to draw the chickadee in pencil. … Read More

How to Draw Elsa

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 draw this pretty popular young character, Elsa. MATERIALS View and Download Elsa 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 … Read More

Draw a Turtle

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 pretty amazing kinder and 1st graders who still surprise me every week. • View and Download PDF Cartoon Tutorial MATERIALS Drawing paper Black marker Crayons DIRECTIONS Prep: Print tutorial for each student. Draw guide lines on paper or fold in half to … Read More

How to Draw a Rocket

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 can draw yourself inside, right? MATERIALS View and download Rocket 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 … Read More

Draw a Kimono Girl

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 for each student. Draw guide lines on paper or fold in half to make creases. Students follow the tutorial to draw the girl in pencil. Tip: an old CD makes a great circle template. The girl is traced with a black marker. … Read More

Draw a Cartoon Boy

One more new character from my Cartoon Book, a little guy I call Cartoon Boy. MATERIALS • View and download Cartoon Boy 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 boy in pencil. The boy is traced with a black marker. The boy is … Read More

Draw a Little French Girl

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 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 French girl in pencil. The French girl is traced with a … Read More

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