Showing posts with label Drawing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Drawing. Show all posts

Thursday, January 12, 2023

FREE Lunar New Year Drawing Sheets

Happy early Lunar New Year! We're looking forward to celebrating in the coming weeks. Right now I'm in the mood for all things red, gold, dragon, and bunny-related, I whipped up these free printable draw-the-other half sheets to share with you! As I mentioned before, I LOVED doing these sorts of symmetric drawing sheets as a child, so I figured some of your kids might as well! :) Enjoy!!

Free Printable Lunar New Year Draw-the-other-half Sheets

free Lunar Chinese New Year draw the other half symmetry STEM elementary homeschool library printable drawing coloring sheets for kids holiday activities


Tuesday, January 10, 2023

FREE Draw the Other Half Symmetry Sheets

 Did you enjoy doing "Draw the other Half" Sheets as a kid?  For some reason, I really loved drawing symmetric images when I was in elementary school. There was something very satisfying about carefully creating matching mirror images. So today, I'm sharing these FREE printables with you. :) Hopefully, your kids will enjoy observing the picture, counting the different parts, making measurements with their eyes, and drawing.  Have fun!


FREE Draw the Other Half Symmetry Sheets

FREE Draw the other Side Half Printable Sheets Elementary Education Handouts Math School Winter classroom


Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Lunar New Year of the Rabbit Drawing Activity

This year's Lunar New Year animal is the rabbit! And as I was thinking about what crafts to do with my kids, I realized something about the Chinese word rabbit--- it looks like a rabbit! 

Lunar New Year Rabbit Kids Drawing Activity


lunar new year kids easy drawing rabbit activity for schools home library elementary education 2023

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Build a Climbing Santa Paper Craft

Christmas is right around the corner. It's been raining CONSTANTLY here and we've been keeping busy with games, movies, and a lot of crafts. Today, I'm sharing a really fun Christmas craft. This climbing paper Santa toy is the perfect DIY STEM building craft to keep hands and minds busy. Preschool, elementary, and even middle school-aged children will enjoy designing their own Santa and then watching him climb up the chimney. Best part about this activity - I'll bet you have all the materials available for an crafty afternoon of fun.

How to Build an Easy Climbing Paper Santa with Kids

how to make a DIY climbing Santa Paper STEM craft with preschool elementary middle-school aged kids for easy STEM-filled Christmas afternoon fun


Saturday, March 19, 2022

Hopping Bunny STEM Craft

Easter is right around the corner and that means.... bunny crafts! Color, cut, and make this cute and easy hopping bunny with your kids and you're sure to have some "hoppy" times. (Get it? Get it?) Simply blow through a straw to get your bunny in the air! Free printable included down below.


How to make a Cute Hopping Bunny Craft

how to make an easy kids hopping bunny print and color craft for Easter


Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Free Printable Cute Santa Letter Template and Coloring Sheet

The coloring sheet craze continues! Do your kids write to Santa? If so, you can grab this cute Santa Clause letter template. :) I'm still doodling away and love sharing my pictures with you.

Free Super Cute Santa Letter Template and Coloring Sheet

Free Printable Cute Santa Letter Template and Coloring Sheet

Sunday, November 21, 2021

Free Christmas Bird Coloring Sheet

Lately, I've been enjoying doodling and figured I'd share this sweet Christmas bird coloring sheet that I drew the other night. :) You can download it for free below and I hope that it brings you some happiness this time of year!


Cute Christmas Bird Coloring Sheet Printable

Sweet Free Christmas Bird Coloring Sheet Printable for kids and adults


Friday, November 19, 2021

Paper Plate Thanksgiving Pumpkins

This week the preschoolers and I made these adorable paper plate pumpkins for Thanksgiving. This was such a fun and easy craft to put together- very little prep and a whole lot of great discussion about the things that we're grateful for this year. If you're looking for an easy and sweet Thanksgiving craft to do with young kids, this is it!

Paper Plate Thanksgiving Pumpkins (A fun Preschool craft!)

super easy and cute paper plate Thanksgiving pumpkins- an easy and fun preschool craft


Wednesday, October 6, 2021

How to Make Paper Dragons (Easy Free Printable Model included)

Do you love dragons and dragon crafts? One of my most popular posts is this paper plate dragon craft and today I'm sharing a similar dragon model for those who don't have paper plates handy. These paper dragons are super easy to make and fun to decorate. Enjoy!


How to Make Paper Dragons (FREE printable included)

How to Make Paper Dragons (Easy Free Printable Model included)

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Monday, June 21, 2021

FREE Fairy Writing and Drawing Prompt Printables

Does your child love fairies and drawing? I created these fun and free writing and drawing prompts for all fairy lovers. Hopefully, they'll encourage creativity and writing this summer!


FREE Fairy Drawing and Writing Printables

Free Fairy Drawing and Writing Prompt Book Printables


Monday, May 17, 2021

Invitation to Draw Book (And Free Printables!)

Did you know that Jean from The Artful Parent has a new drawing prompt book coming out this June? She sent me a copy of Invitation to Draw to try out with the kids and my youngest and I went to town doodling away. Scroll down below for some samples of our artwork as well as some free sneak-peak printable samples of the book!


Invitation to Draw Book! (And some Free Printables!)

Artful Parent's Invitation to Draw Book- A Fun family doodle activity full of drawing prompts


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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Creepy Moving Eye Portrait Craft

We love a good cardboard craft! (In fact, I even wrote a series of cardboard craft books a few years back!) So of course, we had to make a Halloween-themed cardboard craft. :) Have you ever seen those spooky portraits? You know, the ones where the eyes seem to follow you wherever you go? Well, here's an easy way to make some creepy moving eye portraits with the kids. You just need a cereal box and a few other materials to make this cute and easy Halloween craft!


How to Make Creepy Moving Eye Cardboard Portraits with kids!


How to Make DIY Creepy Moving Eye Portraits- A fun recycled cardboard Halloween Kids Craft

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Friday, October 16, 2020

Easy DIY 3D Pop-Up Halloween Cards (Pumpkin, Monsters, and Haunted house!)

Today we're sharing another easy to make Halloween craft! The crafting bug bit me this week and the kids and I have been making tons and tons of pop-up card crafts. These Halloween pop-up cards are the perfect easy craft to do with kids of all ages. Let's get folding and cutting!

How to Make Easy DIY Pop-Up Halloween Cards

How to Fold and Cut Easy DIY 3D Pop-Up Halloween Cards with Kids for crafts


Monday, June 15, 2020

Easy Styrofoam and Marker Printmaking with Kids

Do you have styrofoam and markers? Looking for an easy and affordable way to create a “wow” art experience for the kids? Have you tried styrofoam and marker printmaking? We love doing printing activities together and ever since I saw Shelly's IG post sharing how to make prints without printing ink, I was excited to try the activity with my kids too. 

Here’s how we made prints with everyday items around the house.

How to Make Styrofoam and Marker Prints with Kids at Home

how to use markers and styrofoam to do easy printmaking activity with elementary aged kids- great cheap and recycled art project



Monday, June 8, 2020

Sidewalk Chalk Obstacle Course Ideas

Hi friends! How are you doing during the Quarantine? Are you looking for ways to get the kids out of the house? My boys miss seeing their friends, so we found a fun way to entertain ourselves (and possibly the other kids in the neighborhood too!) Last week, we pulled out our trusty sidewalk chalk and designed an easy chalk obstacle course. The boys enjoyed thinking up different activities to include, so I'm sharing it here today! This would be a super fun artsy outdoor activity for kids of all ages.

How to Design an Easy Sidewalk Chalk Obstacle Course with Kids


How to Design an Easy Sidewalk Chalk Obstacle Course with Kids- Fun Outdoor Quarantine Activity


Tuesday, April 7, 2020

How to Draw Cute Bunny Tessellations: An Easter Math Activity

Is anyone else surprised that Easter is just around the corner? Today I'm sharing an Easter Craft that also doubles as a Math activity. (I love it when art and math mix together, don't you?) Today we're drawing these adorable bunny tessellations.


How to Draw Cute Bunny Tessellations:


How to Draw Bunny Tessellations- A FUN STEAM kids Mathematics activity for Easter





Monday, July 8, 2019

Double-Doodle Drawing + The Artful Parent book!

Hi everyone! How is your summer going?  Feel like your days are just go-go-going by? That's how I've been feeling with traveling, weddings, summer camps, swim lessons... etc.  According to my eldest, so far, this summer is "almost as fun as school." (Should I take that as a good thing???) Anyway, amidst all of the hustle and bustle, this lady has been feeling burned out. (And it's only July! Oof.)

Today I just wanted to share this easy art activity that my eldest and I recently did while my youngest "napped." (Notice the quotation marks.  You can probably guess why I put those there...)

It's an activity called Double-Doodle Drawing and it's from the new  The Artful Parent book, written by Jean from The Artful Parent blog.

Double-Doodle Drawing with Kids



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Monday, April 22, 2019

DIY Cute Clay Succulent Face Pots (A Sweet Mother's Day craft for kids!)

Mother's Day is coming up!  If you're looking for a super cute craft for kids to make for their moms, check out this list of easy Mother's Day CraftsToday we're adding to the list with this sweet and easy-to-make DIY succulent face pot!

DIY Cute Succulent Face Pot 

DIY Succulent Clay Face pots (A sweet Mother's Day craft for kids)



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Friday, April 12, 2019

3D Optical illusion Peeps for Easter

Today I'm sharing a super quick Easter activity that's perfect for kids.  Love Peeps?  Love doodling?  Ever try doodling a 3D optical illusion Peep?

3D Optical Illusion Peeps

3D optical illusion peeps for Easter

Is it just me? Or does this peep look like it's popping out?


Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Can you draw a face just using one line?

I'm not sure about your family, but sometimes nighttimes with little kids can be pretty trying.  Everyone is grumpy. Everyone is tired. Emotions tend to run high. Patience is worn thin.

Well, we've had a couple of tough nights these past weeks.  Recently I've found that simple drawing activities can put the kids (and me) in better moods.  Here's one easy art activity that we recently tried and enjoyed.  Can you draw a face using just one line?

One Line Face Drawing Challenge


One Line Drawing Face Art Activity for Kids and Families