The world is such a big place, filled with so many novel things; as you can imagine for a little kid this can be intimidating to stand out, be unique, and feel confident.

Here is something I’ve noticed that very, very often flies under the radar. Have you noticed most kids stick to drawing out only what they already know? They copy the art style of their siblings and classmates’ drawings over and over until it all starts looking the same.

You see this artistic repetition – A LOT – especially between the grades of K-2. They copy the same symbols and ideas as part of their peer group. You see the same line formation, same shapes, the same concept repeated OVER and OVER until it becomes the stereotypical “kid drawings” magnetized to the fridge.

*Rainbows with a smiling sun…matching flowers/clouds/hearts…*

It’s so normal that parents and even art teachers come to expect it. “They seem to want to be just like each other, and draw just like each other.”

In a small unfortunate way, it is totally normal. Having peer groups and social circles is important. Fitting in is important.

BUT the problem arises when you’re talking about the core lesson being taught to kids who internalizes social concepts like this like sponges: individuality is already getting lost at such a tender age.

Ashley draws a rainbow with some flowers, then Ella draws the same rainbow with some flowers, and Alex draws the same rainbow, etc.

And this is the exact moment art becomes underutilized in school, in teaching, and in the creative lives of our children.

These How-To-Draw step-by-step tutorials can really help add a little diversity and create a starting point to get your kids drawing more than just unicorns, rainbow, houses, and butterflies. These 8 short step-by-steps are really simple and suitable for any kid age 3+.

They will learn to:

  • Expand upon their artistic repertoire.
  • Encourage fine motor skills.
  • Raise awareness in concepts otherwise eluded.
  • Demonstrate logical order of 3d objects to 2d shapes.
  • Build confidence in their skills as an artist.
  • Pioneer the revolution and end the terrible trope of just another “kid drawing.”
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How To Draw (Cumulus) Clouds for Kids ☁️ + 15 Facts about Clouds

How To Draw (Cumulus) Clouds for Kids ☁️ + 15 Facts about Clouds

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How To Draw a Candy Lollipop 🍭 ( + 10 Fun Facts For Kids)

How To Draw a Candy Lollipop 🍭 ( + 10 Fun Facts For Kids)

In 8 little steps, you will learn how to draw this delicious candy lollipop treat loved by millions of children.
How To Draw a Cute Bunny Rabbit 🐇 (Step by Step in Time for Easter)

How To Draw a Cute Bunny Rabbit 🐇 (Step by Step in Time for Easter)

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How To Draw a Goldfish for Kids (+ 9 Cool 🐟 Facts)

How To Draw a Goldfish for Kids (+ 9 Cool 🐟 Facts)

Let's draw an easy, peasy goldfish with shiny fins, a waggly tail, and a cute rounded body
How To Draw a Mouse (Cute Step by Step Guide for Kids)

How To Draw a Mouse (Cute Step by Step Guide for Kids)

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How To Draw a Shark Step By Step 🦈(+ 15 Fun Shark Trivia for Kids)

How To Draw a Shark Step By Step 🦈(+ 15 Fun Shark Trivia for Kids)

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How To Draw a Simple Unicorn (Step by Step for Kids) + 15 Cool 🦄 Facts

How To Draw a Simple Unicorn (Step by Step for Kids) + 15 Cool 🦄 Facts

Unicorns can be complicated so we will make it simple and easy here in this tutorial. With this side view tutorial, we created a super simple to-draw fluffy unicorn inspired by Despicable Me Agne's white and pink fluffy unicorn.
How to Draw a Slice of Cake 🍰 (8 Easy Steps Guide for Young Kids)

How to Draw a Slice of Cake 🍰 (8 Easy Steps Guide for Young Kids)

Birthday cake? Wedding cake? Oh yes, cake, the only reason why this mommy looks forward to turning one year older every year (kidding!) Who wouldn't want to take the cake? (There's a reason that's a saying!) From Tres Leche to Tiramisu, there are countless...
How To Draw a Sunflower 🌻 - Step by Step for Kids

How To Draw a Sunflower 🌻 - Step by Step for Kids

The happiest looking flowers on the planet! Sunflowers are guaranteed to brighten anyone's day because of their vibrant yellow color and generous long petals. If you want to brighten someone's day, it would be a great idea to learn how to draw one. Sunflowers...
How To Draw Pizza 🍕 for Kids (+ 15 Fun Pizza Trivia!)

How To Draw Pizza 🍕 for Kids (+ 15 Fun Pizza Trivia!)

Give this easy-peasy how-to-draw pizza tutorial a try. Great simple art project for kids explained in just 6 steps on how to draw a delicious slice of -ZA.

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