Learn to Draw for Kids ~ Links

*Estefany 2004 - too cute!  Estefany Flowers and Butterflies from Estefany

Estefany’s letters always brightened our day with her beautiful hand-drawn gifts (so precious) of sunshine; rainbows; hearts; butterflies; chubby cats with big whiskers; hot air balloons; tiny turtles strolling under bright and colourful flowers; houses with trees, fences and meandering paths; people having fun on playground swings; waterfalls, mountains and rivers. If you have a sponsored child who loves to draw, how about some how-to-draw tutorials? Here are just a few ideas to get you started…

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Christmas 2007 inside

Do you see the ‘Marry Christmas’ – so cute! :)

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A drawing from Estefany :)

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LEARN TO DRAW FOR KIDS ~ SOME DIFFERENT TECHNIQUES 

1. Tracing – trace over a dotted outline; this is a good one for younger children.
2. Step by Step – this is another good one for younger children where they copy a picture in smaller steps.
3. Drawing Grid – you are given a smaller complete picture, a bit like a picture of a jigsaw puzzle on the box, plus a larger blank grid.
4. Draw what is missing – draw a line here, a line there in order to complete the picture.
5. Complete the Picture – where part of the picture or an outline is there for you and you just complete it, e.g. one half is given and you have to draw the other half; or where one item is there but the other is missing, like a girl holding an invisible puppy on a lead; a boy whistling to an invisible parrot on his shoulder; a boy with binoculars watching an invisible elephant.
6. Copy – trace over a completed picture or sit it side by side and copy it, e.g. colouring pages are great for this as they have nice firm outlines.
7. Draw geometric shapes – over a photo, then round them out. This is great to get the correct perspective on animals / movement.
8. Create the Picture – I made up a fun Tower of Babel newspaper article for my kids, with a brief newspaper wrap up on this startling story, and leaving room for them to draw the picture. My newspaper headline read: Confusion Takes Over! Subtitle: Where did all the different languages come from? The caption at the top read: The newspaper artist was caught up in all the confusion and unable to finish his drawing. To make his news article complete, help him out by drawing a picture for the front page news story. And then I did a brief recap of the Tower of Babel, newspaper style, underneath. This would work really well for any Bible theme.
9. Drawing prompt – for the truly adventurous. You are given a blank piece of paper and a scenario and asked to draw it. Here’s some fun suggestions to get your creative juices flowing with ideas:

  • Draw something that you might like to… see; wear; make; ride; invent; listen to; cook…
  • Draw something you might find… at the beach; by a lake; at the zoo; at a farm; at your home; at church; at school; at a birthday party; near a volcano; in a foreign country; outside your window; in a garden…
  • Draw… your greatest treasure; as many things you can think of that are yellow; someone you would really like to meet; your family; as many things you can think of that begins with the letter D; a picture of you playing a musical instrument you would like to learn; an adventure you would like; an animal that you would like to have as a pet; your favourite flower…
  • Draw something that… makes you laugh; hangs upside down; sparkles; has bubbles; glows; floats; bounces; is cold, has big ears; has a tail; you would like to wear; you would like to do after you leave school…
  • Draw you or your family or friends… playing a game; dancing to music; performing in a concert; wearing hats; laughing; having fun; worshipping in church.
  • Draw your favourite… animal; pet; day; celebration; friends; historical person; costume; colour; shop; food; sport; teacher.
  • Draw something in a place where you would not expect to see it… like your favourite animal sitting at your desk in class; the president of your country walking down your street…

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BIBLE ~ LEARN TO DRAW FOR KIDS

Click on individual posts and do a CTRL + F page search for the word ‘draw’ to see what is available; see a sample of what is available below.

Creation Day 1 | Creation Day 2 | Creation Day 3 | Creation Day 4 | Creation Day 5 | Creation Day 6 (Land Animals) | Creation Day 6 (Adam) | Creation Day 6 (Eve) | Creation Day 7 | Noah | Tower of Babel | Moses | Ruth | David & Goliath | Daniel | Jonah | Armour of God | Bible Treasure Theme | The Secret of the Missing Scrolls | Let’s teach our kids to pray / worship | Beatitudes | Golden Rule | Parable of the Sower | Parable of the Prodigal Son | Parable of the Ten Virgins | I AM statements of Jesus | Fruit of the Spirit | more

Deuteronomy 6 – doodle  (1arthouse) Bible verse inside a large circle on wavy lines sitting under a house in a fun doodle style – You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, might; Love Letter – doodle  An envelope sealed with a heart sitting on an open Bible and the words: When you read your Bible, receive and savour it… like a love letter from God to you. Remember, you are reading in order to meet Someone; Camera – doodle  a camera with a heart in the lens and the words, ‘Lord, please help me refocus my heart’; Anchor of Hope – doodle  an artist easel, an anchor entering a splash of water and the word, ‘ Hope’ with Hebrews 6:19 – We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain; Piano – doodle  a piano keyboard with Bible verse from Psalm 100: Make a joyful noise unto the Lord in a fun doodle style; Doodle Lettering Technique  a fun doodle technique using words and wavy lines; Love – word doodle  showing how to doodle the word ‘love’ in different hand drawn doodle fonts; free printable

Daniel – trace over and complete the details  (practicalpages) a fun trace over (and colouring page) from the Picture Smart Bible that kids of all ages will enjoy from the book of Daniel; free printable

Daniel – draw a picture  (religiousdoodles) on this recap fill-in sheet where you can combine some facts with a drawing about Daniel; free printable

Local Boy Defeats Giant – draw a picture  (Biblewise) for a newspaper article about David and Goliath; free printable

Draw the 6 days of creation  (answersingenesis) by dividing your page into strips and draw what God created each day of creation week; perfect for your Days of Creation package; free printable

Draw what the archaeologist has found  (Dover sample)

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child painting
mm-mmmm, doesn’t that look like fun?!  :)

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ANIMALS ~ LEARN TO DRAW FOR KIDS

Click on these posts and do a CTRL+F page search for the word ‘draw’; see a sample of what is available below.

BeesBirds | Bugs | Butterflies | Cat | Chameleon | Dinosaur | Dolphin | Donkey | Elephant | Forest Animals | Frog | Giraffe | Horse | Kangaroo | Koala | Ladybugs | Lamb | Lion | PandaPenguin | Polar Bear | Puffin | Seahorses & Seadragons | Tiger | Turtle | WhaleZebra

Hummingbird with Flower – doodle  (1arthouse) with Bible verse from Deuteronomy 6:4 and a cool doodle frame; Butterfly – doodle  with the words, ‘ Be Transformed’ from Romans 12:2; Butterfly – doodle  with Bible verse from 2 Corinthians 5:17; free printable

Animals with Fur – learn to draw  (samanthasbell) realistic pencil sketches – Horse; Trotting Horse; Penguin; Bear; Swan; Dinosaur

Drawing with Dots for younger children  (samanthasbell) learn to draw by connecting the dots without numbers – rabbit, cardinal, sea turtle, toucan, rooster, cat, owl, skunk, fish, snail, squirrel, deer, beaver, butterfly, giraffe, kangaroo, frog, elephant and baby; free printable

Animals – learn to draw  (raisingourkids) – Squirrel; Lamb; Bunny; Elephant; Polar Bear; Bird and Birdhouse; Dog; Fish; more Fish; free printable

Cartoon Whale – learn to draw  (how-to-draw-cartoons-online) this is what the whale would have looked like when his lunch (Jonah) disappeared.  :)

Cartoon Whale – learn to draw  (how-to-draw-cartoons-online) with a pail of popcorn and looking at a snail sitting on his tail; too crazy, but very cute. I had to include it – hey, maybe the whale and the snail went to the movies together after Jonah left for Nineveh.  :)

Cartoon Animals – learn to draw  (mondedestitounis)  giraffe, bird, horse, dog, rabbit, duck chick, frog, mouse, cow; step by step + trace over; for younger children; free printable

How to draw in easy steps  (onlykidsonly) draw a bug, car or fish in 2 steps; draw a cat, dog, ladybug or butterfly in 3 steps; draw an insect in 4 steps

Draw the creatures the zoologist wants to study  (Dover sample) a girl peeks through the bushes with her binoculars

Armadillo – learn to draw and Hedgehog – learn to draw  (janbrett) free printable

Animals – learn to draw  (supercoloring) panda, salamander, turtle, sea otter, dog, chinchilla, bull, woodpecker, dinosaurs, birds, monkey, whale, leopard, skunk, horse, reindeer, puffin, flying dinosaur, prairie dog, possum, okapi, meerkat, lobster, frog, deer, penguin, and more; free printable

Animals – learn to draw  (activityvillage) badger, bat, beaver, camel, cat, chick, chicken, dog (2), cow, crocodile, dolphin, donkey, duck, frog, fox, goat, ground hog, hedgehog, horse, kangaroo, koala, mole, mouse, panda, platypus, (cute white) rabbit, rat, reindeer, rooster, shark, sheep, snake, squirrel, tiger, wolf, wombat, echidna, elephant, owl, ox; members only

Animals – complete the picture  (activityvillage) drawing grid (strip) + fill in the outline; cat, bumble bee, chicken, cow, dog, duck, elephant, goat, horse, pig, sheep, squirrel, tiger, dolphin, kangaroo, koala, wolf, wombat, crab, hippo, whale, echidna, dolphin, goldfish; members only

Birds – learn to draw  (activityvillage) chick, cockatoo, dove, duck, kiwi, kookaburra, peacock, penguin, robin, turkey, emu; members only

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PEOPLE / SPORT / ACTION / FUN ~ LEARN TO DRAW FOR KIDS

Click on these posts and do a CTRL+F page search for the word ‘draw’; see a sample of what is available below.

Sports

Blank Faces – learn to draw (2) and Blank Faces – learn to draw (1)  (dabblesanddabbles) kids of all ages will enjoy these blank face shape outlines and fun hair styles already drawn; just fill in the rest; free printable

Blank Face – learn to draw  (gespotvoorjou) ready for you to fill in the hair, eyes, nose, expressions; free printable

Blank Faces – learn to draw  (raisingourkids) fill in the oval shape outline; draw in hair, eyes, nose and expressions, copying the samples given; free printable

Draw you and your best friend in this cartoon strip  (Dover sample)

Draw the human eye  (onlypencil) realistic sketch

Draw the human eye  (ratemydrawings)

Draw hair  (miketheuer) a realistic pencil sketch of a young girl

Stick figures having fun  (raisingourkids) skipping, batting, sitting; Stick figures having fun  running; sitting on a swing; diving; skipping; throwing a ball; 50+ fun learn to draw ideas for younger children; free printable

Cartoon people – learn to draw  (fromvictoryroad) this easy cartoon people tutorial video will inspire you and your child that, ‘yes you can draw!’

How to draw manga boys and girls  (drawinghowtodraw) with large heads, small bodies and sweet faces

How to draw manga boys  (drawinghowtodraw)

Sports – complete the picture  (Dover sample) girl playing soccer; surfer; lacrosse; figure skating

Sports – learn to draw  (how-to-draw-cartoons-online; scroll down) soccer ball, football, football helmet; golf clubs; basketball; hockey goalie

People – learn to draw  (drawinghowtodraw) faces, hands, eyes, noses, different ages, various techniques

School – learn to draw  (activityvillage) members only

Professions – learn to draw  (activityvillage) members only

Sports – learn to draw  (activityvillage) basketball, cricket, cyclist, football, gymnast 1, gymnast 2, netball, rugby, squash, swimmer, tennis, alpine skiing, American football, athlete 1, athlete 2, Aussie rules football, equestrian, ice skater, badminton, bob sled, cross country skiing, soccer 1, figure skating, freestyle skiing, ice hockey, lawn bowls, soccer 2, soccer 3, ski jumping, snowboarding, speed skating; members only

Sports – complete the picture  (activityvillage) soccer, American football, girl figure skating, baseball, cricket, rugby, skier, surfer, tennis; members only

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child painting

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FLOWERS / NATURE / SCENERY / TRAVEL / TRANSPORT / PLACES ~ LEARN TO DRAW FOR KIDS

Click on these posts and do a CTRL+F page search for the word ‘draw’; see a sample of what is available below:

Spring | Flowers | Summer | Beach | Seashells | Winter | Snowflakes | Autumn | Fall | Space / Universe | Paris / Travel

Flower Jar – doodle  (1arthouse) beautiful flowers in a jar with the word ‘faith’ written on it and Bible verse from Romans 10:17; Mountain Sunrise – doodle  snowcapped mountains with Bible verses from the Psalms: the whole earth is full of His glory; let the mountains sing together with joy; Planting – doodle  a gardening scene with a stack of pot plants and the words, ‘Don’t dig up in doubt what you have planted in faith’; free printable

Scenery – learn to draw  (how-to-draw-cartoons) valley, mountains, volcano and beach

Flowers – learn to draw  (how-to-draw-cartoons-online) showing how to easily build on different shaped petals; Learn to draw a long stemmed Rose; Cartoon Flowers – learn to draw in a few simple steps

Rocket Ship – learn to draw  (how-to-draw-cartoons); Helicopter – learn to draw; Ferrari – learn to draw; Lamborghini – learn to draw

Cartoon Flowers – learn to draw  (activityvillage) daffodil, rose, snowdrop, sunflower, thistle, tulip; members only

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MORE LEARN TO DRAW

Free Art Lessons  (samanthasbell; scroll down to the ‘drawing’ section) easy step by step tutorials; plus more advanced techniques

Draw anything you want by using geometric shapes  (how-to-draw-and-paint) learn to draw basics using simple geometric shapes; Free Art Lessons

Shading  (miketheuer)

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Tell them about Jesus!

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