May is finally here! A new month is the perfect time to get creative! Are you ready to draw? Whether you use markers, pens, pencils, chalk, or crayons, drawing is a fun activity for the whole family. Do you need some drawing inspiration? Check out the following list.
Mother (Happy Mother’s Day in the USA. Draw a picture for your mom or mother figure in your life)
An annual event, Earth Day occurs on April 22. If you cannot get outdoors to celebrate Earth Day or participate in a community cleanup event, focus on the beauty of the planet through art. Drawing is a wonderful way to celebrate the planet Earth. Turn Earth Day into a family activity, make posters, and share your art on social media.
Do you need some Earth Day drawing inspiration? Check out the following prompts to get you started.
Are you looking for something fun to do on rainy days in April? Or just to relax and spend quiet time with your family. Get creative. Grab your markers, crayons, or colored pencils and draw. Do you need some inspiration? Check out the following drawing prompts for April.
Easter is the perfect time to get creative. Drawing is one of the simplest ways to bring out your inner artist. In fact, with a few inexpensive tools, drawing is a great activity for the entire family to enjoy.
Yes, using crayons on paper is a wonderful way to create an original Easter masterpiece. But do not limit your creativity. Draw on other materials including construction paper, sandpaper, poster board, and boiled eggs. A hard boil egg is the perfect canvas for your Easter creation.
Now, what to draw? Consider the following drawing prompts for Easter.
3. Easter Bunny
4. Easter Eggs (Drawing different patterns, use multi-colors, or add names)
St. Patrick’s Day usually brings large parades, community events, and other social activities. Unfortunately, the ongoing pandemic restrictions mean the yearly events are canceled. Are you looking for last-minute activities to safely celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Check out the following St. Patrick’s Day ideas for you or your entire family to enjoy.
Make a Leprechaun Trap
St. Patrick’s Day would not be complete without tales of leprechauns. Use the tales as inspiration to make a leprechaun trap. Cereal boxes and craft materials are perfect supplies to build a trap. Get creative. Take photos and try to catch a leprechaun for his gold.
Draw, trace, or print a blank shamrock. Use the shamrock as a template.
Paint or color the shamrock.
Glue glitter, split peas, yarn, sequins, macaroni, or other material to your shamrock. (If you do decide to glue items to your shamrock template, use card stock to print the outline)
Decorate and hang your shamrocks around the house.
Use your decorated shamrocks as placemats for a traditional Irish meal.
Traditional Irish Meal
Preparing a traditional Irish meal is one of the best ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Pinterest has numerous recipes to follow. Whether you prepare the meal yourself or involve the entire family, try something new.
Irish Lamb Stew
Irish Soda Bread
Corned Beef and Cabbage
Watch St. Patrick’s Day Movies
St. Patrick’s Day is a great day for family movie night. (Yes, you and your cat count.) Make popcorn, eat green candies or order pizza. And watch a great movie to celebrate the day.
Are you looking to start a new Christmas tradition? How about making handmade Christmas wrapping paper for all of your gifts? Doing Christmas crafts as a family activity is a great way to celebrate the holiday season. Best of all, making homemade gift wrap is an easy project for all ages.
Sponges of any size and shape
Butcher paper, newsprint, or other types of packing paper (You can purchase rolls of brown shipping paper at your local dollar store).
Containers for paint
Cut sponges into various shapes, for example, Christmas trees, gift boxes, stars, candy canes, and ornaments. (Help younger children cut the sponges into shapes.)
Spread your choice of paper on a flat surface.
Squirt small amounts of paint in your container.
Dip your cut sponge into the paint.
Make certain the paint covers the entire sponge for a clear shape.
Press sponge on to the paper. When you are finished, simply rinse the sponges of the entire paint residue. You can use the sponges more than once.
Continue the process until you reach your desired design.
Allow the paint shapes to dry.
Use markers to add outlines, Christmas songs, Bible verses, names, or other designs to your gift wrap.
Now, wrap your Christmas gifts and enjoy it.
Homemade gift wrap is an excellent way to provide a personalized touch to your presents. Use your imagination to create numerous sheets of wrapping paper. Set the mood for family fun by playing Christmas music, drinking hot chocolate, and eating snacks.
Are you and your family spending more time at home this Christmas season? Are you searching for fun, simple activities to do together? How about a daily drawing challenge?
Spending a little time each day drawing can help expand your child’s imagination, increase vocabulary, and enhance fine motor skills. Unsure what to draw? Check out the following drawing prompts for the Christmas season.
Red and Green
Ribbons and Bows
Mittens and Scarves
Animals in the Snow
Drawing is an open-ended activity. There is no right or wrong way to do it. Simply use your imagination.
Halloween is not canceled. The holiday is just a little different this year. For those staying close to home, finding other family-friendly activities is a great way to celebrate. With adult supervision, create pumpkin suncatchers to display outdoors or hang in your windows.
List of Materials
Cake Pie (The round cake pans from dollar store ones work well. You do not have to worry about ruining your favorite cake pan.)
Nut (Use a nut to hang your suncatcher. Drilling a hole in your suncatcher is another option. But you always run the risk of cracking your finished project.)
Place your pony beads in your desired design into the cake pan. Arranging your beads is the longest part. If you are having trouble placing your beads, use a toothpick to gently move them into position.
When you are ready, preheat your oven to 400˚F. Keep in mind, pony beads are plastic. As the beads melt, they give off a strong odor. Opening a window for proper ventilation is highly recommended.
Melt your beads for about 35 minutes.
When your beads are completely melted, remove from the oven.
Gently tap your pumpkin suncatcher out of the pan. Be careful; the bottom of the pan may still be warm to the touch.
Are you staying close to home for Halloween? How about doing some Halloween-themed crafts. Pumpkin magnets are an open-ended craft project. There is no right or wrong way to do the pumpkin magnets. The possibilities are endless.
List of Materials
Orange, Green, and Black Paint (or any other colors you want to use)