Let’s get to the point: you desperately need to find ways to entertain your kids. During this period of uncertainty in our country, and with many of us homebound, let’s use this time to CREATE. As a former elementary school art teacher, here are some of my favorite art projects for kids!
All lessons below can be completed with the following supplies: crayons, markers, watercolors, watercolor paper and computer paper.
1. Van Gogh Watercolor Sunflowers
Using only a black crayon and watercolors, my students from Kindergarten through Fifth grade were able to find great success creating their own version of Vincent Van Gogh’s Sunflowers.
2. How to Draw a Cupcake
Using only a box of crayons, learn how to draw a cupcake!
3. How to Draw a Poinsettia
Using only a box of crayons and a black marker, learn how to draw a poinsettia!
4. Warm and Cool Colors: Sunset Painting
Using only crayons and watercolors, learn how to create a sunset using warm and cool colors!
Before you do the lesson, show your child/student the video below about warm vs. cool colors:
Here is the follow-up lesson:
4. Sailboat Watercolor Painting
Using only watercolors and a black crayon, learn how to create a sailboat painting using perspective!
4. How to Draw Blue Dog
Using only markers, learn how to draw “blue dog” inspired by artist, George Rodrigue.
5. How to Draw an Owl
Using chalk pastels (or substitute crayons!) and a black crayon, follow this step by step video to learn how to draw an owl.
6. How to Draw Hot Chocolate
Using only markers, learn how to draw hot chocolate!
Krista Schumacher is an oil painter based in La Jolla, CA. As a former elementary school art teacher, Schumacher developed the educational video series, Lucy Loves Art. Schumacher has a Masters in Art Education from the University of Florida.