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Sometimes it’s challenging to come up with spontaneous craft activities for kids. Often, when we are short of ideas we resort to our old favourites, such as drawing. To make matters worse, our children may balk at the idea of drawing.

Here are some quick ideas to excite your children about drawing once again.

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Easel drawing

Set up the easel with a large piece of paper and assorted pencils and crayons. I keep a large stack of paper by my daughter’s easel so that she can make as many drawings as she likes. I also rotate the drawing materials every few days.

Drawing with feet

Tape a large piece of paper to the wall and encourage your children to lay on their backs. Demonstrate how you hold the crayons with your toes… and draw! (You can also try mouth drawing too)!

Super-sized drawing

Tape a huge piece of paper to your kitchen table. Add containers of felt markers, pencil crayons, and wax crayons.

Check out these awesome tips and suggestions for how to make drawing exciting for children.

Upside-down drawing

Tape a piece of paper under a table and watch your kids delight in drawing under the table!

Drawing on different materials

Get your children to draw on tin foil, wax paper or coffee filters. Sometimes a different material can provide a fresh excitement about the activity!

Self-portraits

Set out a mirror, some drawing implements and a piece of paper. Observe your children create masterpieces of themselves!

Check out these awesome tips and suggestions for how to make drawing exciting for children.

Still-life

Place a bowl of fruit, pine cones or other assorted objects on the table. A simple provocation can provide a world of inspiration for your little artists.

Rainbow drawings

Tape several markers or crayons together and observe your child explore drawing with them.

Light table drawings

Tape a piece of paper to a light table. Provide markers and wax crayons.

Check out these awesome tips and suggestions for how to make drawing exciting for children.

Clipboard drawings

Attach a pencil on a long string to a clipboard. Make sure there’s lots of paper on the clipboard!

Musical drawings

Play some classical music and encourage your child to draw while listening to the tunes. Ask them to draw what they hear.


So the next time your child says that drawing is boring… try one of these quick fixes! Guaranteed they will be excited about drawing once again.

Do you have some new and exciting drawing activities for children? I invite you to tell us about it in the comment section below and then share this post in your parenting communities!

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Author of My Kitchen, My Classroom: An Introduction to Homeschool and creator of The Deliberate Mom. Jennifer writes about parenting, homeschooling, her faith, and life with her husband and two girls. Jennifer has a Bachelor of Applied Human Service Administration Degree with a specialization in Early Learning in Child Care.



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