Earlier, I shared how we’re using drawing tutorials as “brain breaks” throughout the day during this time of Distance Learning.
You can read more about how we’re using brain breaks here, but essentially it’s a way to do something fun and creative when school is feeling overwhelming to give your brain a break – and then get back to work.
I’ve found a lot of fun drawing tutorials for kids online this week, and I’ve been amazed at how well my kids have been able to keep up with them! Here are a few of our favorite videos and the drawings my kids did from them so you can see how achievable these are for kids.
The first tutorial I found was on the Disney Animators Instagram. This is the video that started it all!
How to Draw Sven from Frozen 2
You can follow Disney Studios on Instagram, and every so often they’ll do an IGTV with a drawing tutorial. Usually, they are all about the most recent animated film, so right now there’s lots of Frozen 2. If you scroll through the channel you can find more tutorials for other movies.
And here’s my 7 year old’s version of Sven:
How to Draw Winnie the Pooh
This is another one from Disney’s animators. They give great tutorials and my kids love that they’re learning from REAL animators. You can find even more options by searching their YouTube channel for your child’s favorite character.
This was one of the first ones my son chose to do, and he did a pretty amazing job. Especially since our colored pencil supply is running quite low right now. Here’s the 9 year old’s version.
After we did Disney animators the kids wanted to branch out so after searching for kids drawing tutorials on YouTube we found some great ones!
How to Draw a Unicorn
My daughter wanted a unicorn, of course, and this was her first drawing with color.
And here is her version.
This next kid’s drawing channel is organized into playlists where kids can pick a category (things like “farm animals” to “Teen Titans Go!”) and then select a specific drawing tutorial from that category.
How to Draw LEGO Batman
How to Draw Harry Potter
There was an entire playlist dedicated to Harry Potter characters but we started with the Boy Who Lived himself, and Hedwig of course!
How to Draw a Minecraft Chicken
This same channel had a Minecraft playlist, so naturally this chicken was top-of-the-list to draw.
And here’s the 9 year old’s version.
How to Draw a Puppy
This was my daughter’s most recent tutorial selection and I was floored by how well she drew it!
Has your family been picking up any new skills while stuck indoors? I’d love to see what you’re working on!
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