Knowing Luke was interested in learning to draw had me searching on Pinterest today for some preschool-friendly drawing sites and I came across Blue Tadpole Studio. The step-by-step drawings they share seem pretty simple. I was excited to even find a Lightning McQueen one. Luke has LOVED Cars (the movie) for a long time now, so I knew that would be a big hit!
I printed the instructions from the website and put them into a page protector.
I gave Luke a Crayola sketchbook I picked up for him at A.C. Moore for 40% off and we got to work.
(I got him the sketchbook to use only when we’re drawing together so we can look back and see how he’s progressing over time. I drew on an old scrap of paper, but maybe I should get a book to track my progress, too! LOL)
Luke did all the drawing himself except I did the number “95” for him and the big and small lightning bolts because those were fairly difficult, he asked me to, and I didn’t want him to get too frustrated since he is really liking this so far. I also helped him erase when needed, because as you proceed to the next step in the drawings, sometimes you have to erase previous lines.
Here’s how it turned out: (much better than yesterday!!)
|Luke’s Lightning McQueen|
|Luke’s drawing with no flash|
|Luke’s drawing – top, Mommy’s drawing – bottom|
|Our drawings and the instructions|
I hate to say it but I think Luke schooled me on this drawing. His seems much more proportionally correct than mine! LOL
Here are a few sites I found which had pretty simple step-by-step drawings that I think would be appropriate for preschoolers:
- Blue Tadpole Studio
- How to Draw Animals for Kids
- How to Draw Funny Cartoons (use the menu on the left)
- …and I pinned a bunch to my “Preschool Arts and Crafts” Pinterest board
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