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Ideas To Draw For Kids

Updated on July 29, 2011

Ideas To Draw For Kids

What do I draw? That is the usual response I get from my kids when confronted with a blank piece of paper and I usually respond with "there are lots of ideas to draw" and the world around you is a great place to start. Any type of drawing is a good starting point, household objects and family members can be a great thing to draw, but with kids they want to create from their imaginations.

So with this in mind I tell them to think about the things that they want to draw instead of just feeding them ideas what I would draw, although that could be a good idea, you do have to know what they would want to try to draw.

Top idea is to draw monsters

Monsters are the best thing next to aliens, they are or could be an imaginative exercise in learning to draw. Ideas can come and go, but the drawing and the creating can be the best part about creating drawings from your ideas. I myself have drawn many monsters and creatures and you can learn how to draw a monster right here.

Drawing a monster can be as imaginative as you like and you don't have to use your imagination if you don't want to, although that would be fun. You could draw existing monsters like a werewolf, vampire or a creepy monster. Monsters are always a favorite to draw for kids, so try and get them to draw monsters or some kind of creature as they are just cool to draw.

Draw Monsters and Creatures You Know

A quick pencil drawing of Frankensteins monster....Draw some creatures you know about.
A quick pencil drawing of Frankensteins monster....Draw some creatures you know about. | Source

Drawing Monster Concept Art Video

Drawing Spacecraft And Other Aircraft

Spacecraft is another favorite for kids to draw as I'm basing this on my own experience as a kid as  used to try and cover the full space of a piece of paper with a massive space battle between different space ships and this was really fun and so carrying on this great amount of fun, I thought it'd be cool to relive that coolness of drawing the stuff I used to draw as a kid.

Also as well as space ships, you can draw airplanes and helicopters which are also amazing to draw and these types of aircraft are inspiring to draw and learning to draw them is an interesting process, especially if you stick with it and notice the improvements in your aircraft drawings.

Draw A Simple Spaceship Video

Draw A Butterfly Drawing Video

How To Draw A Fly Video

Draw Flies And Butterflies

By drawing the insects around us, children could help their imaginations grow as well as self confidence in drawing and their own artistic abilities could also improve. It's not necessarily perfection why kids love to draw it's the exploration process of making marks and seeing what happens that really helps bring out the creative side of young artists.

Learning to draw any types of animals from real life is always a great learning journey and children are great at having a go at drawing this stuff and in fact if the interest is there at an early age, then they may pursue art as a well meaning hobby or even as a career in which there are many creative employment career paths on offer in their own future of learning.

So the two videos to the right are explorations in drawing a fly and a butterfly and are just really fun to have a go at drawing.

Drawing Halloween Stuff

Drawing Halloween stuff is always fun at Halloween time. Every year I myself draw something scary for Halloween and I've done this ever since I was a kid which is fast becoming quite ancient in terms of a gap between now and when I was at school, but at least I still feel young at heart. There are various Halloween images that you can draw, such as Halloween pumpkins like below and a witches head or even skulls and other haunted ghosties which all sound like great fun to sketch.

When you watch the videos below, have a go at drawing some cool Halloween stuff, you'll be glad you did.

Draw Scary Halloween Demon Pumpkin Video

Draw Comic Book Style Zombie Head Video

Draw A Cartoon Witches Head Art Video

Ideas To Draw For Kids

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    • waynet profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Tully 

      5 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      ....But you like to poopfart?

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      5 years ago

      i don't like to draw

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      6 years ago

      WOW I love your drawings

    • waynet profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Tully 

      7 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Cheers now! Sweets!

      I'm finally back posting some more hubs here after a bit of a break, I liked drawing that scary pumpkin and I think there's more than enough room to make more of these drawing ideas for kids hubs, might make it into a series or something...

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      7 years ago from Southern California, USA

      Your tutorials are great for kids, and people of all ages. I really like the shading on the scary pupmkin, which we call jackolaterns here in the US.

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      troy tulowitzki jersey shirt 

      7 years ago

      Thank you for this very useful information. I find it very interesting. In these pages, will keep the eyes.

    • waynet profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Tully 

      7 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Cheers now! Trying to drum up some votes for my Hubpage and currently in 2nd place, will try and ramp up some promotions!

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      India Arnold 

      7 years ago from Northern, California

      Wayne, you always give us the best hubs on art and drawing--love the added video's touch! Congrats on being picked in the 14 Fan Faves my friend! Best of luck~


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      Barbara Radisavljevic 

      7 years ago from Templeton, CA

      To me, artists are rather like magicians. They make art magically take shape on a blank paper or canvas. Someday I'm going to pick up some of the drawing books for kids I sell and try to make some magic myself. Congrats on being among the Fab 14 this week.

    • waynet profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Tully 

      7 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Thanks Pam! Been drawing for years and it comes quite natural like eating and breathing but more fun!

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Great hub. You make drawing sound so simple. Congrats on your nomination.

    • waynet profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Tully 

      7 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Great! So glad my videos actually may be of use to someone! cheers!

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      Denise Handlon 

      7 years ago from North Carolina

      Enjoyable! My granddaughter loves to draw so these tips will be very helpful. Good luck in the competition this week.

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      Wayne Tully 

      7 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Cheers now Simone and Robin!

      I do likes to draw a lot and there's still a lot to draw I haven't drawn yet on video.

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      Robin Edmondson 

      7 years ago from San Francisco

      I absolutely love your art guides! I will show the butterfly video to our daughters, they will love that one. It's so cool that you take your own videos and post them in your Hubs! Thanks for the awesome drawing tutorials!

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      Simone Haruko Smith 

      7 years ago from San Francisco

      Oh, this is great!!! Your art guides are da bomb, waynet. I should share this with my nephew!

    • waynet profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Tully 

      7 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Awesome! Let me know how it goes...cheers!

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      7 years ago from Michigan

      My students LOVE to draw. I am bookmarking this and will be sharing it this fall! Thanks.

    • waynet profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Tully 

      7 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Cheers now! Hope they have fun drawing!

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      JS Matthew 

      7 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Great Hub! I am going to share this with my daughters who love to draw. Nice Job! Voted accordingly!



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