Draw a Hamster

My students love to draw cute animals with big eyes, so this hamster drawing should go over pretty well for my next Cartoon Drawing class. • View and download Hamster 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 … Read More

Draw an Easy Raccoon

  Here’s one way to draw a raccoon with some very easy and simple shapes. I found it to work really well with kinder through 5th graders. MATERIALS Draw Cartoon Raccoon 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 … Read More

Scratch Art Leaf

A leaf scratch art drawing calls for a different process as kids cannot erase. I recommend a tracing step to safely get your art on to scratch art paper. I recommend some kind of tracing step to safely get your art onto the not-so-inexpensive scratch art paper. MATERIALS • Download Leaf for Scratch Art Template • Scratch art paper • Copy … Read More

Tessellation Story

Give your tessellation art project a language arts twist by adding a story. If you keep the tessellation to a simple shape that creates a quilt, then you have a great set up for writing about sleep and dreams. MATERIALS • Draw a Dreaming Story Tutorial • Drawing paper, 12″ x 18″ • Chip board • Scissors • Black marker … Read More

Draw a Bushel of Apples

Here’s an easy apple drawing for kids because the basket is symmetrical, and the apples are easy to layer. If you can, try adding brown and yellow crayon lines to the basket before painting with watercolor for a bit of extra texture. MATERIALS Download Bushel of Apples Tutorial • Drawing paper • Black marker • Crayons DIRECTIONS Prep: Print tutorial for … Read More

Paint a Fall Landscape

  A simple landscape painting can include various sizes, bllowing in the wind. It’s an easy way to add a little perspective. MATERIALS View and download Fall Landscape Tutorial Multimedia paper Black Sharpie marker Crayons Liquid watercolor paint DIRECTIONS Prep: Print tutorial for each student. Draw guide lines on paper or fold in half to make creases. Students follow the … Read More

Me and My Goals Self-Portrait

One of my favorite back to school art projects. Inspired by a New Jersey middle school posting, it allows students to draw themselves with just a focus on the eyes. • View and download Goals Template Page MATERIALS • Cardstock paper • Printer • Marker • Crayons DIRECTIONS 1. Students start by drawing the eyes in pencil, just above the paper. … Read More

Draw an Ornithomimus

You can expand your dinosaur drawing skills with this Ornithomimus tutorial. • Ornithomimus Tutorial Download 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 Ornithomimus in pencil. The Ornithomimus is traced with a black marker. The Ornithomimus … Read More

Draw a Dinosaur Head

Here’s a chance to practice drawing dinosaur facial features: bumpy eyes, sharp teeth, etc. And what dinosaur lover wouldn’t enjoy that? MATERIALS View and download Dino Head Tutorial  Drawing paper Black Sharpie marker Crayons   DIRECTIONS Draw the dinosaur according to the tutorial. Trace the drawing with a black marker. Color the drawing in neatly with crayons.

Draw a Saurolophus

You can expand your dinosaur drawing skills with this how to draw a Saurolophus tutorial. MATERIALS Download Draw a Saurolophus 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 Saurolophus in pencil. The Saurolophus is traced … Read More

Draw a Plesiosaurus

Draw a dinosaur with this unique Plesiosaurus tutorial. It lets you imagine what he looks like both in and out of the water. MATERIALS View and download Plesiosaurus Tutorial Drawing paper Black Sharpie marker Crayons DIRECTIONS Draw the Plesiosaurus according to the tutorial. Trace all the lines with a black marker. Color the drawing neatly with crayons.

Draw a Sitting Dragon

  One way to make a dragon drawing easy is to have him sitting down. It really helps to line up the legs and feet. MATERIALS View and download Sitting Dragon Tutorial Drawing paper Black marker Crayons   DIRECTIONS PREP: Print guide lines or fold paper to make creases. Students follow the tutorial to draw the sitting dragon. The drawing … Read More

How to Draw a Velociraptor

  A certain hot movie right now may be bringing in some interest in how to draw a Velociraptor.   This guy is made from lots of curvy shapes, so I tried to keep this tutorial with as simple as possible, without losing any of his fierceness. After all, according to Jurassic Park, he’s supposed to be the most intelligent of … Read More

Draw an Ankylosaurus Dinosaur

The Ankylosaurus dinosaur had huge plates of body armor to protect itself from attackers. It kind of looks like he is carrying rocks on his back. • View and download Ankylosaurus 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 … Read More

Draw a Spinosaurus

  When you make a Spinosaurus drawing, keep in mind that the Spinosaurus was larger than the T-Rex and may have been the largest carnivorous dinosaur ever. MATERIALS View and download Spinosaurus Tutorial Drawing paper Black marker Crayons DIRECTIONS Prep: Print tutorial for each student. Draw guide lines on paper or fold to make creases. Students follow the tutorial to … Read More

Little 3D Buildings

This simple building drawing teaches students how to turn a rectangle into a 3D form. It’s great for reviewing right angles, parallel lines, shapes vs. forms and more. MATERIALS • Card stock paper • Black card stock paper • Paper cutter • Black Sharpie marker • Stabilo Markers DIRECTIONS 1. Cut nine 2.5″ x 3.5″ rectangles from white card stock … Read More

Draw a Parasaur Dinosaur

Parasaurs were herbivores and had large head crests they used for trumpeting. Here’s how to draw one standing on his back legs. MATERIALS View and download Parasaur Tutorial Drawing paper Black Sharpie marker Crayons DIRECTIONS Draw the dinosaur according to the tutorial instructions Trace the drawing with a black marker Color the drawing neatly with crayons.

Day of the Dead Drawing

Day of the Dead is also known as All Souls Day, and is celebrated in Mexico to pray for and remember friends and family members that have passed away. MATERIALS • Black card stock paper • Pencil • Scissors to cut template • Crayola Metallic Markers • View and download Skull template DIRECTIONS PREP: Print out a skull template 1. … Read More

Draw a Fox

Here’s a fox drawing easy enough for elementary age students. The shapes are simple, but added shading can challenge more experienced artists. MATERIALS • Drawing paper • Sharpie marker • Pencil crayons or crayons DIRECTIONS 1. Students draw the fox according to the tutorial. 2. The drawing is traced with a black marker. 3. The fox is colored in with … Read More

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