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Help Your Kids Draw :: a Video Tutorial

by Amber on September 26th, 2015

Help Kids Draw Tutorial

With the Kickstarter up and running (hooray!), we’ve been busy planning videos, giveaways, and other fun stuff to keep the party going throughout the project. If you’re enjoying the shenanigans, please participate and share! We’d love to keep it going if we know you find them helpful.

If you’ve ever found yourself in a situation like the following, this video is for you.

“MOMMMMMM!!! I need you to draw a bird! Right here, right here. Draw a bird.

(Never mind that you were rinsing yesterday’s lunch dishes with your first spare moment in 24 hours.)

You go over to help, but really? You can’t draw a bird. And you were kind of hoping that drawing could be an independent activity so you get a few things done before everyone comes home for the day! (Actually, that last bit is part of why we created Serious Starters in the first place, so you might want to check that out, too. But I digress.)

Here’s the deal. Kids like to draw. But they get discouraged when they can’t make what’s on the paper look like its supposed to. So they want YOU to make it look right. The problem is, if you’re like me (Amber here, by the way), you don’t know how either. So you’re stuck. You can’t help them, and eventually an activity that could have kept them busy and imagining and off in their own little world needs your constant attention. Or worse, they quit all together because they feel like they can’t do it.

Today’s video tutorial will help with all these things.

In it, Brady first shows how to draw stuff. Anything, really. But he also explains how you can pass this along to your kids, so that after a while, they can do it by themselves and not require your constant attention.

Have questions? Please ask in the comments! You’re definitely not the only one wondering.