If you follow this blog, you are probably at one with my philosophy that EASY art projects are the way to go. Lately I have felt compelled to gather together easy drawing ideas to share with my kids. Life around here has been extra crazy lately, and since I find art a calming activity for me personally, I’ve been gravitating towards getting back into my art journal routine and possibly draw (pun!) my kids into it with me.
As you know, some time ago, my 6 year old declared he “hated art”. I have been sneakily encouraging him to draw or design through projects like a making giant comic strip or sticking colored tape in his art journal. Throughout all of this I NEVER point out that he “made art.” He would immediately catch on to my plan! I must apply stealth art tactics!
The following ideas are incredibly easy, very simple drawing ideas for kids. I’ve separated them into two categories. The ideas in the first set use either nothing but paper and drawing implement. The second group of art projects includes ideas that require a simple household item you are sure to have.
Easy Drawing Ideas with Just Pen and Paper:
Zentangle inspired art journal page
Single color drawing. This post contains further ideas with different items, but the main point is to relieve the pressure by supplying only one color.
Bonus! Watch some of our favorite easy art ideas in action:
Copy what you can’t see (NurtureStore)
Mystery drawing game perfect for waiting rooms (Mama Smiles)
Scribble drawings (Tiny Rotten Peanuts)
Shadow tracing (The Artful Parent) This project finishes up with watercolors, but that is optional.
Draw around a hole (The Artful Parent)
Drawing Ideas with a Easy To Find Item
Colored dot prompt (JDaniel4’s Mom)
Drawing prompt with blocks (Learn with Play at Home)
Drawing with bunches (Learn with Play at Home) This is a great idea for kids (like mine) who like to “go against the rules.
Drawing prompt with LEGO (Hand Made Kids Art)
Drawing on a photo (Creative Play Central)
Do you have any other easy drawing ideas you would add to this list?