What are the best resources for teaching kids to draw?

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    #1Drawing lessons for kids

    Drawing lessons for kids

    This Pinterest board offers you a huge catalog of possible ideas for teaching kids to draw. You will find a lot of illustrations that explain to you, step by step, how to draw something in particular (a tiger, a butterfly, etc).

    Websites

    Free

    Larry Kelly
    Written on June 7, 2017
    "This website is great! If you have a young little picasso this is perfect for advancing his drawing skills past novice. There are so many categories for teaching you how to draw more detailed faces, noses, objects, etc. Unfortunately this site seems to advance for little kids who can barely color inside the lines."
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    #2Art For Kids Hub

    Art For Kids Hub

    ‘’Art For Kids Hub’’ counts with almost a thousand tutorial videos for teaching kids to draw. You can search in Youtube ‘’art for kids hub’’ + the thing that you want to draw. 

    Videos

    Free

    Janet West
    Written on May 22, 2017
    "This is a great solution to help children with art and drawing! It reminds me of a television show I watched as a child called "Pappyland", where the host would draw different things each episode. He taught kids how to use different utensils, too, like crayons versus oil pastels. As much as I enjoyed that show as a kid, I definitely think kids will enjoy this also!!"
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    #3Hello Kids

    Hello Kids

    ‘’Hello Kids’’ is a well-structured website, where you will find a huge amount of content, not only related with drawing. It also counts with books and videos for kids. 

    Websites

    Free

    Terry Garza
    Written on July 1, 2017
    "Hello Kids is fantastic. It has very simple, but good tutorials for how to draw various things, like faces and teddybears. I had my 10 yr try to do a couple of them and it wasn't long before he was drawing impressive teddybears!"
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    #4Kinder Art

    Kinder Art

    Kinder Art is a website specifically focused in material for teachers and students. The category of ‘’Art lessons’’ counts with a lot of activities for doing in class. 

    Websites

    Free

    Katherine Ramirez
    Written on October 7, 2017
    "I am a preschool teacher, so I'm always in need of great resources for the kids. Recently, I wanted something that will teach them how to draw. I found Kinder Art, and it's been an amazing resource. There are so many different lesson plans and activities for the kids to do. It comes in handy when their art class has been canceled. Easy to use, and pleasant to look it. The kids love it!"
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    #5Art for Kids: Drawing

    Art for Kids: Drawing

    This short book (a bit more than a hundred pages) by Kathryn Temple is a quick and illustrated reading that start from the most basic things, so kids can follow easily all the process. 

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    Mary Dixon
    Written on April 29, 2017
    "I'm an adult and not a very good artist. I wanted to learn some basic skills in a basic book. I came upon this book and it is very easy to follow. The photos and instructions are very clear and i'm amazed at my first few drawings!"
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    #6Kids Draw Big Book of Everything Manga

    Kids Draw Big Book of Everything Manga

    If you are interested in manga in particular, this book explains the foundations of manga pictures, and guides you through the process of drawing. It’s available printed and digital.

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    Divya Patil
    Written on June 2, 2017
    "I got this for a family member at Christmas time. Since she was a teenager and loved Manga anyway, she enjoyed it! I will say that I don't think this is good for little kids. A little too advanced for them."
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    #7Art Lab for kids

    Art Lab for kids

    ‘’Art Lab for kids’’ combines the work of other artists (using it as inspiration) with simple and clear explanations for teaching kids to draw.

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    Vincent Bailey
    Written on July 11, 2017
    "A simple, fun, and creative way to engage children in art. Show basic skills, and techniques from different styles. I would recommend this to any parent, or instructor of younger children."
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    #8Bibabibo KidsTV

    Bibabibo KidsTV

    This channel is especially recommended for those interested in watercolor technique. It counts with an extensive offer of tutorials focused on kids. 

    Videos

    Free

    Óscar Venegas
    Written on June 15, 2017
    "I have 2 kids, they're both a handful. 1 is a bit more artistically enthusiastic than the other. I decided I wanted to have them practice drawing and coloring. I put a tablet with Bibabibo KidsTV up in front of them. The young Picasso took to the youtube channel quite well. He successfully imitated the videos and reproduced a lot of the drawings he saw. My other kid, who's never had much patience for even coloring in colorbooks, tried for a short time to duplicate what was in the videos, but was struggling. He couldn't copy what he saw without making a lot of mistakes. Shortly he was complaining about wanting to do something else. I think this channel is good for kids who like to draw, but it doesn't hold the hands enough of kids who don't."
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    #9HooplaKidz Doodle

    HooplaKidz Doodle

    If you are looking for something advanced, this YouTube channel offers you the possibility of learning how to draw Captain America, Elsa, Spiderman, Minions and dinosaurs. 

    Videos

    Free

    Andrew Mitchell
    Written on January 9, 2017
    "Hooplakidz doodle is great. They have different types of videos that I used for my kids to teach them how to draw. The videos slowly walk you through drawing and talks to you while you do. Real easy for the kids for follow!"
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    #10Draw Cubes & Boxes Step by Step

    Draw Cubes & Boxes Step by Step

    How to Draw Step by Step Drawing Tutorials is a website for learning how to draw almost anything you can imagine, mostly because it teaches you the basics of a lot of different stuff. This post teaches you how to drive cubes and boxes, using little pieces of text (not too overwhelming) and example sketches. 

    Websites

    Free

    Kimberly Johnson
    Written on December 14, 2017
    "I love this site! I'm a terrible drawer and never knew how to draw cubes that connected. Now I do and feel i learned something, will be checking out more of this site."
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    #11Pixia

    Pixia

    Pixia is the English version of a famous Japanese free painting and retouch software for full-color graphic, with masks and layer functions. This program also allows users to customize their own brush tips for desired effects.

    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Angel Sengupta
    Written on September 18, 2017
    "PIxia is a freeware program that is good for drawing and image editing. On first impressions, it doesn't seem that great. I thought it was somewhat poorly designed and slow. It also does not have as many useful features as I had expected and the help option is sorely lacking. But as I started using it, I found some of the features fun and intuitive to use. The dropper could be set to quickly change colors, the brush allows for very precise, customized editing and the undo feature comes in handy. So while it is not as polished, easy to use, and powerful as Photoshop, it is still quite capable and the fact that it is free to use is very attractive to me."

Summary

Best What are the best resources for teaching kids to draw
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Drawing lessons for kidsWebsites 16 Free
2Art For Kids HubVideos 12 Free
3Hello KidsWebsites 12 Free
4Kinder ArtWebsites 9 Free
5Art for Kids: DrawingBooks 7 Paid
6Kids Draw Big Book of Everything MangaBooks 6 Paid
7Art Lab for kidsBooks 4 Paid
8Bibabibo KidsTVVideos 2 Free
9HooplaKidz DoodleVideos 1 Free
10Draw Cubes & Boxes Step by Step Websites 0 Free
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