Don’t let learning to draw be intimidating! We have found some of the easiest and funnest (totally a word) ways to learn to draw pictures following very simple steps creating easy shapes that when combined create awesome things. If you are looking for easy drawing ideas, then check out the list of easy drawings…
Easy Things to Draw When You Are Bored
One of the best things about the internet is that you can literally learn anything! We have found our favorite kids art tutorials that will take kids step by step through creating artwork around their favorite subjects and we have some new ideas of what they might want to draw next.
This list of 25 of the best step by step drawing tutorials for kids can be the inspiration behind your next sketchbook masterpiece. Grab your ink pen, pencil, marker, crayon, notebook or journal and let the creative juices start flowing. When kids develop their drawing skills they will love drawing simple things.
Best Free Kids Drawing Lessons to Learn How to Draw
1. Learn the Secret of Shading & Coloring Your Drawings from Natalie
Kids Activities Blog has a huge collection of cool drawings that you can follow along to make or print off the line drawing to color and shade and add textures along with the teen artist, Natalie. From nature pictures you can draw and color like pandas, cheetahs and peacocks to fun items like sugar skulls and Princess Leia, Natalie will guide you through all the fun.
2. Draw Iconic Mickey Mouse Cartoon Characters
Kids can make their own Mickey Mouse drawing with the simple printable tutorial with step instructions that takes them through the easy steps of using circles and ovals to make the world’s most famous mouse!
3. Learn to Draw a Bird through Easy Steps
This cute cartoon bird is easy to draw with these simple printable instructions to make a bird drawing for kids. After you draw your first bird, draw a whole flock with different and creative bird details. Starting with cartoons is a great way to embrace drawing cute things!
4. May the Force Be With You In This Easy Drawing Tutorial
Kids can learn how to draw Baby Yoda! Follow along with the easy steps that are so simple that even beginners can end up with their own Baby Yoda art. This is a fun art activity or boredom buster and perfect for fans of Star Wars – especially the Mandalorian fan. Let’s draw cool things!
5. How to Draw a Halloween Favorite
If you are looking for the best Halloween drawings EASY, then this simple step by step guide to draw a jack o lantern works for kids of all ages.
Related: How to draw a pumpkin
6. Easy Step by Step Guide to Learn to Draw an Easy Car
We found a way to make a car drawing easy! Follow these simple steps to making your own car drawing that starts with making a rectangle. Each of the how to draw steps is guided by Wrench who would never steer you wrong.
7. Easy Way to Make Your Own Turkey Drawing
Learn how to draw a turkey in super simple steps with this printable pdf guide you can download for free. First, draw a circle and an oval. This is going to be the turkey’s head and body…then follow along for the rest!
8. You Can Draw a Rainbow…or Somewhere Over It
Let’s learn how to draw a rainbow and then grab all of our favorite colored pencils to color in our drawing! This free 3 pages step-by-step rainbow drawing tutorial is a great indoor activity: it’s easy to follow, doesn’t require a lot of preparation, and the result is a beautiful rainbow picture.
9. Ribbbit…Let’s Draw a Frog
Let’s follow the simple steps to make our own frog drawing. It will be easy! This frog drawing tutorial is so easy to follow that any kid can become a true artist in a matter of minutes, all while having fun!
10. Doo Doo Doo…Let’s Draw Baby Shark!
Kids can make their own easy Baby Shark drawing with these simple steps that start with a large oval that will be Baby Shark’s head. William the Pilot Fish will show you the way.
Related: How to draw a dolphin
11. Learn How to Draw a Sunflower the Easy Way
Let’s learn how to make our own easy sunflower drawing. It will be fun to make our own sunflower sketch! Follow this easy sunflower step-by-step tutorial to draw flowers and you will be drawing your own in no time.
Related: How to draw a rose
12. Easy Guide to Drawing a Lion
Kids will easily learn how to make their own lion drawing by following these super fun and easy steps. Because lions are one of the coolest animals in the world, it is extra fun learning how to draw a cartoon lion.
Related: How to draw a wolf
13. Learn How to Draw a Pig
Let’s make our own pig drawing with this simple drawing lesson. The three pages of pig drawing steps are super easy to follow, and so much fun too! You will soon be drawing pigs with ease.
14. My Favorite Drawing Tutorial: How to Draw a Panda
OK, I am just really a Panda fan. This easy step by step drawing lesson will have you making your own panda drawing in no time. Print the three-page step-by-step panda drawing tutorial to make the drawing process easier. Plus, once you’re done, you can use this tutorial as coloring pages!
15. Let’s learn How to Draw an Elephant
Making your own elephant drawing is a piece of cake with these easy instructions. We love everything about elephants: the long trunk, large ears, the heavy tusks; elephants are truly majestic. So if you and your kids love elephants as much as we do, grab a pencil and a piece of paper and let’s get started!
16. Draw Your Own Sugar Skull
Kids can easily learn how to make their own sugar skull drawing and then decorate it as ornately as they wish. We love this as part of a Day of the Dead celebration or as a cool drawing tutorial any day.
17. Let’s Make a Beautiful Butterfly Drawing!
Drawing a butterfly is so much fun when you know how! This butterfly drawing tutorial breaks it down to simple steps. It’s perfect for beginners and kids! In a matter of minutes, you and your family will be able to draw a simple butterfly.
Related: How to draw a bee
18. Let’s Make a Beautiful Flower Drawing!
Flower drawing is awesome! Learn how to draw a flower with super simple steps! This easy to follow guide will show you how – you can even trace each step on the printable pages!
Related: How to draw leaves
19. We Can Draw the Easter Bunny
Easily learn how to draw the Easter bunny for all sorts of springtime fun. It is the cutest one you’ve ever seen! Just follow our tutorial and you’ll be drawing your own Easter Bunny in no time!
20. Learn to Make a Snowflake Drawing
It is really easy to learn how to draw a snowflake by following the easy drawing lesson. This free 3 pages step-by-step snowflake drawing tutorial is a great indoor activity: it’s easy to follow, doesn’t require a lot of preparation, and the result is a cute snowflake sketch!
21. Draw an Easy Unicorn Picture
This easy how to draw a unicorn guide will have you drawing the mythical beast with ease. Learn how to draw a unicorn with this easy step by step tutorial. From the first step to the last step you’ll be able to have a cute unicorn drawing of your own.
22. Let’s Draw Some Easy Doodles!
Making your own doodle art is easier than you think. Follow the simple steps to creating the cutest doodles on the planet that can be used for journaling, artwork and just plain fun.
Related: Try these easy mandalas
23. Make Your Own Christmas Tree Drawing
Follow along with the simple steps so you can learn how to draw Christmas tree easily. From the top of the tree to the Christmas tree trunk, use basic shapes and easy steps on creating your own Christmas tree drawing. Kids of all ages can follow along in this drawing lesson draw step guide and create holiday artwork.
Related: How to draw a tree
24. Learn How to Draw a Mermaid
Kids will be making their own mermaid drawing with just a little practice by following this simple Mermaid drawing lesson.
Related: Fun dolphin facts for kids
25. Make Your Own Dragon Drawing!
Learn how to draw a dragon because it is super fun! Dragons are so cool and kids of all ages (& adults) are going to love learning to make their own dragon drawing. Follow the free printable tutorial which includes three pages with detailed instructions so you or your child can draw a dragon from scratch in a matter of minutes the easy way.
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- Easy art projects. Yep, they are easy and they are artsy.
Which of the kids art lessons was your favorite? What is your kid going to learn to draw today?