Farmlands across America are sprinkled with big red barn structures. The red farm house is a quintessentially old American icon. It has all the old Americana charm that even a modern city gal like me falls for. Today we’re drawing a big, classic red barn farmhouse step by step! By the way, did you ever wonder why barn houses are always red…?
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- Polymer Eraser
- Outline Markers
- Coloring Tools (I recommend Crayola’s 140 Piece Coloring Case)
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Easy Drawing Guide: Traditional Red Farm Barn
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Fun Kid Facts About Barns
- Barns are always painted red for economical and practical reasons. Red paint was inexpensive back in the early 1800 and 1900s. Later it was discovered that the red color absorbs sun rays better in the winter which kept the barn warmer.
- Even though now different paint colors are no longer cheaper or more expensive than one another, red is still the chosen color for barns as tradition dictates.
- The first barns were a spin on European longhouses that has stables and sleeping quarters.
- English-style barns were built from the 1600s to 1800s, they were windowless until eventually it was found that farm animals enjoyed the warm sunlight and thus windows became adopted and put in after the 1800s.
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