Looking for hot weather/wet weather or school holiday activities for your kiddos, or just some fill in activities for when the kids get bored on the weekend?
We’ve done a round up of the 5 best kids’ art tutorials on YouTube.. and these are TRIED, TESTED and approved by the KIDDO kiddos! Not only will your kids be kept busy, but they’ll also improve their skills and learn new drawing techniques! (And they’re actually pretty fun for adults too, so pull up a chair and draw right along with them if you have a spare minute!)
5 BEST KIDS ART TUTORIALS ON YOUTUBE
Art Hub for Kids
Art Hub for kids is an absolute creative wonderland for kiddos, created and hosted by a family of six (!!) who draw right along with you and give you a step by step guide to each illustration.
My kids have LIVED for this content for literal years at this point and have become significantly better artists using some of the techniques they’ve learned! You’ll find all kinds of art lessons for little people of all ages, including how to draw for kids, even painting and origami for kids, and the best part is that they get their kids to draw and create right next to them and focus on it being FUN not PERFECT!
Draw with Rob
When the coronavirus pandemic quarantine period began in 2020, children’s author and illustrator Rob Biddulph realised that lots of people were going to find themselves at home with their children for several weeks/months looking for things to do. So he decided to post a draw-along video every Tuesday and Thursday that parents could watch with their kids and, hopefully, make some nice pictures.
They proved SO popular that in May this year Rob broke the Guinness World Record for the largest online art lesson when 45,611 participants drew a whale with him!
All the videos are available to watch on his website so your kiddos can draw along with Rob’s art lessons – and these illustrations are just.so.cute! There are so many awesome little art projects; draw a sausage dog, or a peacock or a superhero bear! Your kids will find hours of drawing fun here (and it’s pretty cool for the adults too!)
Beginners guide to learning to draw
If you’re a beginner looking to get started on your drawing journey, Wasted Talent inc can help. This guide is a brilliant way to start and will provide the answers you need about equipment, technique, as well as helpful tips about perspective, colour theory and shapes.
Another great option for online, step by step drawing tutorials for kids is Art Land. This YouTube channel is dedicated to helping everyone learn how to draw anything and everything, in simple easy steps!
Two videos are uploaded every day – one easy and one advanced, some of the more complex dragons and dinosaurs are great for kids that are slightly older. There’s also a huge catalogue of videos to draw on (pun intended…bahaha).
The videos are super easy to follow, done slowly and with clear instructions!
Another option for the older primary aged kids, Face Drawer has awesome YouTube tutorials on how to draw Pokémon, Minecraft, Lego characters, Minions, 3D trick art and drawings which use the shape of your hand as the outline.
Videos tend to move along quite quickly, which could become frustrating for littlies and those that are just learning to draw, so be aware they’ll have to pause frequently to keep up!
Red Ted Art
Red Ted Art is easy to follow arts and craft for children, for people who DO have some craft supplies already available to them in their home and might want to stray from just drawing, and actually create something.
The site offers alternatives to just drawing, projects include papercraft, bead art, simple sewing and jewellery making, and oftentimes use items you’ll probably already have around the house or in your craft box, just make sure to check your supplies before choosing a project. Their Easy Kids Crafts page is a great starting off point!
The site also has a stack of free printables if you’re looking for something that’s quick and easy to keep little hands busy!
But for the mother-load of their best activities, hit up their YouTube page.