April 29, 2015

How to Draw a Pineapple: A Step by Step Guide for Kids

We recently discovered step by step drawing guide books for children. The books illustrate how to draw simple objects in a series of three to six sequential boxes or steps. I wasn't sure my barely five year old was old enough, but I was wrong. She LOVES them!

The step by step boxes really help her identify shapes within a picture by breaking down a drawing project into small manageable steps. In the later steps, its also good for detail recognition and noticing change. If she gets stuck I ask, what's different between this box and the last?

Our most recent art club venture was a mother's day gift involving a sharpie drawn pineapple and tissue paper paint. All the how-to-draw books we own depict animals or cartoon characters, so I've begun attempting my own versions for the inanimate objects we draw. 

How to Draw a Pineapple: A Step by Step Guide for Kids
(Our project was a mothers day gift, but you could easily omit the text in the final step.)

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Here are the kids' results. Both artists are five years old. 

Stay tuned to see what we did with the pineapples next!

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