I love how to draw tutorials for kids and and lately I’ve been really interested in drawing tutorials that start with a certain letter or word like the How to Draw a Snail from a Lowercase a or all of the cartoon characters you can draw starting with a capital E. I started to think about beginning writers and readers and how letters (and pictures) are made up of lines and curves. I knew it would be awesome for beginning readers and writers if there were simple drawing tutorials that start with capital letters and draw things that start with that letter sound. That was how my Drawing through the Alphabet Series began.
Drawing through the Alphabet is a fun way for children to work on forming letters, use fine motor skills to draw lines and curves, and reinforce beginning letter sounds.
- Start with the letter A.
- Each step of the tutorial shows you a detail to add in red. If your child wants you to do it for them, have your child pick up the crayon and put your hand over theirs and draw it together instead of doing it for them.
- Depending on your child, you may need to guide them through the drawing tutorial step by step until they get the hang of it.
- It might be helpful to cover all of the steps on the page, except the one you are working on. You can use sticky notes or a piece of paper to cover them.
HOW DO I PRINT IT?
- Right click on the picture above and save as a jpg to your computer, then print the picture from your computer OR download it HERE.
- Open the jpg on your computer and print.
After the angel is drawn, if there’s still interest, encourage your child to add details to the background of the picture or to dictate a story to you about the angel and write it down as they tell it. You could even create a book of drawings and stories! Children love to see you write down their stories and ideas and read it back to them.
What if my child is upset that their drawing doesn’t look like the tutorial?
If your child is upset with how their drawing turns out, here are some things you can say:
- You’re an artist and every artist draws in a different way.
- Yours is unique.
- This just teaches you the steps to draw it. Everyone’s drawing looks different.