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Inspire Artistic Abilities with these Kids’ Drawing Prompts

Artist drawing an anime comic book in a studio.

Children sometimes need a little help to get their ideas sorted out when they sit down to start drawing. So, a drawing prompt book is a great way to tap into that creativity when it needs a jumpstart or to help them discover drawing as a way to express themself. Check out our top picks for the best kids’ drawing prompts that will have your child begging to break out the pencils.

Best Guided Drawing

We like that this book of kids’ drawing prompts uses every page — including the covers and spine — to spark creativity. Exercises like creating a monochromatic color page help to push imaginations.

We like that this kids’ drawing prompts book encourages kids to either make individual one-page comic strips or to create multi-page scenes with complex plots. Art teachers could even use this book to help a class create its own graphic novel.

We like that your child can learn to draw more than 60 different animals in a low-pressure environment. They also get plenty of space to practice drawing before tackling the finished project. It’s like a whole drawing course in a single book and will show them how simple shapes can make up more complex designs.

This book of kids’ drawing prompts comes with more than 45 projects that cover animals, nature, objects and foods. And you’ll like that there’s plenty of practice space as well.

We like that this book of kids’ drawing prompts also includes tips such as selfie know-how, and creates individual lessons so children can learn at their own pace.

Expert Commentary

Inspire your child’s artistic side with these great books for learning to draw and gathering drawing ideas. Whether your child is naturally artistic or looking to develop their skills, books like these can be the key to inspiring an interest in art.

Our Expert Consultant

Melissa Spurling

Melissa holds a doctorate in pharmacy and is a home educator, co-teaching a high school chemistry class and a primary school class. Having taught two of her own children to read, write and traverse Singapore Math, Melissa has spent hundreds, if not thousands of hours researching and testing curriculum.


About The Author

Dorian Smith-Garcia

Dorian Smith-Garcia is a bridal and beauty expert/influencer and the creative director behind The Anti Bridezilla. She is a diverse writer across beauty, fashion, travel, consumer goods, and tech. When Dorian’s not writing she’s collecting stamps in her passport, learning new languages, or spending time with her husband and daughter.


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