Guided Drawing Carrot

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 Guided Drawing Carrot

It’s no secret that I have a crush on carrots.  I am a little over the top, carrot crazy.  I created this carrot art as a resource to use with younger kids in practicing the steps of following directions while being creative. The most fun part of this project is how very different the carrots all come out when done by different kids because they are all so unique.   I hope you love this guided drawing carrot project.

Guided Drawing Carrot with Watercolor Painting Activity

Supplies Needed:

This is a flexible supply list. Depending on the age of your kids, you might rather color than paint. If this is the case, you can use any paper at all for the base of the project, even a page in a sketchbook would work nicely. I love sketchbooks for drawing and doodling practice.

Guided Drawing Carrot Directions:

Here are the verbal directions.

  1. Using a pencil, draw a long and narrow letter U to make the bottom of the carrot.
  2. Add a top to the carrot by drawing a squiggly line to connect the tops of the letter U.
  3. Draw the leafy growth on the top.
  4. Add a couple of lines to the carrot body to give it details.
  5. Add two dot eyes and a smile.
  6. After you trace over your pencil art with a black permanent marker.
  7. Add circles in the background.
  8. Use ooly watercolor paints to add color (or crayons if desired).

This is a pretty good idea of how your masterpieces might turn out if you use ooly watercolor paints for the Guided Drawing Carrot.  I LOVE them so much because they create vibrant and gorgeous colors. The Chroma Blends are fun to use on black paper and kraft paper too.

Here is a photo of the drawing steps.

If you really love carrots, you might also like this post filled with great ideas!

Learning With Carrots Free Easter Printables

Or you could just download this free word search puzzle and activity page too.

Ways to Use Free Printables

You might have seen this list from me before but I think it is worth sharing over and over. Sometimes the people in the back need to hear things a few times, right?  There are so many great ways to use free printables.  Here are some of my favorites.

  • Print them and mail in an envelope with a stamp. Snail mail rocks.
  • Batch some up to make an activity book.  This is great for a road trip!
  • Print and use at a place setting on the table to create a conversation starter.
  • Add them to goody bags.  By the way, goody bags are not just for birthday parties.
  • Package them up with your favorite markers and crayons to give as a gift.
  • Drop a few off at the local coffee shop with fun pencils to spread some happy.
  • Cut them up to make cards, gift wrap and decorations.

BEST Tools For Working With Free Printables

These are my favorite tools and art supplies to use with free printables and why I love them too.

  1. Printer – This Laser Printer is inexpensive and works like a charm.  It even works with Alexa.  Bonus!
  2. Scissors – Lots of printables can be cut up to create decorations and cards and things like that.
  3. Markers and Crayons – All thing ooly work the best for me.  I LOVE all of their markers, pencils and crayons.
  4. Colored Pencils – For adult coloring, PRISM makes the colored pencils that I love to use most.
  5. Twine – For creating banners and garlands from printables, I love this twine best.
  6. Adhesive – Lots of printables have pieces that get cut out and put together.  This is my fave tape runner!

These painted rocks would be a lot of fun to do with kids too.

YAY for the Guided Drawing Carrot and all the carrot ideas!

XOXO,

Laura

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Best Carrot Craft Ideas

Carrot Crafts are some of my favorites to make.  The colors green and orange are just so perfect together.  Here are eight that I think you will really love.  The cool thing about crafting is that once a project is made and the technique learned, it can be applied to making tons of other creations with different themes.  This rocks because it translates to all of the decoration ideas, holidays, seasons and celebrations.

 

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