Animals have to be one of the most fabulous art activities for children!
You can tempt your kids to learn how to draw them with our wonderful homeschool art project.
We love homeschool art projects and my daughter Catherine has become a gifted child artist.
Your child can too!
Learning how to draw is one of those wonderful activities which all children are born to love!
Obviously at the beginning you're going to be delighted with a blob with whiskers which is your child's cat.
But as your child grows older, one thing that may help them get more of an idea is looking for the basic shapes which go to make up animals.
If you get your child to look at Catherine's goose drawing, you'll see she's drawn it by using those shapes to add the features.
Catherine's done this in a way which works well because using dragons as the animal subject let's your child create something wonderful out of their imagination.
Dragons are very forgiving, whatever you draw will look fabulous!
Catherine can show your child how to draw a dragon with her step by step drawing tutorial.
You'll also probably want to get some of the many How To Draw Animals books.
You can borrow them easily from a library or the last link here is for a free android app.
Having got your child interested, you need something to tempt them to have a go.
Animal Mis-Fits is the homeschool answer.
My children William and Catherine love Animal Mis-Fits.
If your child is young, you could get them started with dinosaurs.
The Spinosaurus fan comes from a circle and the body is a rectangle.
This is another great addition to our Dinosaur Unit Study.
There seems to be an endless fascination for children in making up a fantasy animal from bits of other animals!
Here is Catherine's Slowoosaur - part goose/part sloth/part dinosaur.
See how she's used geometric shapes to help her.
And my son William finds this is one of his favorite art activities too!
William's picture shows even more clearly that the How To Draw Animals books can really help your child.
The triangles make the duck's feet much easier to draw, and using circles for the body is a help too.
You'll find lots more homeschool art projects for children of all ages on our site.
If your child loves art, they can enjoy our art activities for children to improve their skills.
Here is Catherine's tiger to show where learning how to draw skills can take you.
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