50+ Drawing Ideas to Spark the Creativity of Kids of All Ages

More Cool Drawing Ideas for Kids

Drawing Ideas for Kids

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Fun drawing from the imagination:

  • Have the child trace their hand imagine it as something else
  • Drawing inspired by a song, like Peter and the Wolf
  • Compositions made out of traced popsicle sticks or other flat objects (they could overlap and then be colored in)
  • Exquisite corpse game played with friends
  • 3D letters of their name (try this one with markers)
  • Two completely different objects morphed into one
  • Reimagine a playing card
  • Blind contour drawing
  • Create and fill in their own zentangle or mandala
  • A landscape that is drawn within a pair of eyeglasses
  • Castle in the sky
  • Self-portrait completed in the Cubist style of Picasso
  • Pixelated animal portrait
  • A busy underwater scene
  • A friendly giant
  • Themselves with a superpower
  • People that are as big as buildings
  • Draw random shapes on a page and create characters from them
  • Living in outer space
  • Bear wearing a sweater
  • An interior inspired by M.C. Escher
  • Place a household object on paper and create a drawing based on it
  • Cut out images from magazines and make a new image from them
  • Draw one or two items again and again on the same page overlapping with one another
  • Use chalk pastels to create a furry monster
  • Draw a grid and fill each square with a different motif
  • A dream vacation
  • Pick a word (any word) and draw it
  • If pigs could fly…


For even more drawing ideas, pick up a copy of 642 Things to Draw!


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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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