Top 10 YouTube Channels that Teach Drawing for Kids
Art lessons can be expensive, and for many of us there just aren’t a lot of options available. Thankfully, YouTube offers a number of channels that will teach your kids how to draw for free!
YouTube Channels that Teach Kids How to Draw
As a teacher (and mom) I am always looking for online resources to support students in a variety of areas.
Art is an area that was always a challenge for me, but I don’t want that to prevent me from offering some awesome drawing lessons to my kids and students.
That’s where YouTube comes in!
These awesome YouTube channels offer a variety of drawing styles and genres perfect for beginners and young kids.
One reason that I took a lot of time to curate this list is because when I started started searching for drawing tutorials to use in my classroom, I discovered that many children’s art channels on YouTube actually included art that I didn’t think was appropriate for children.
In general, I try to avoid encouraging children to draw things that are dark, gory, scary or just not age appropriate.
This list only includes channels that have tutorials that are kid-friendly and teacher approved.
Before you get started here are some supplies to have on hand:
The Best Drawing YouTube Channels for Kids
Art for Kids Hub
With over 2 million subscribers this is one of the most popular kids drawing channels on YouTube in the world.
They upload new art lessons 5 days a week, Monday through Friday.
This is a very family friendly channel run by a dad with his 4 children.
I use this channel all the time in my classroom. The tutorials are easy to follow and he his style instantly connects with the kids.
He also has a great approach and is always talking about how to handle mistakes and avoid frustration when making art.
"It doesn't have to be perfect. It just has to be fun!"
Learn to draw in minutes the Muffalo Potato way!
This technique makes everyone an instant artist as John teaches you how to draw a wide variety of cartoons by using only numbers and letters.
LUNCH DOODLES with Mo Willems!
Mo welcomes you into his studio at home and guides you through drawing activities using one of his favorite characters as inspiration!
Draw To Learn
I love how this channel integrates arts with science and social studies.
Cool facts about animals, plants and objects along with step by step drawing lessons for children of all ages.
100% Kid friendly content!
Draw Kids Draw is inspired by childhood memories of watching and learning from shows like 'The Secret City', 'Bob Ross', 'Reading Rainbow' and 'Simon in the Land of Chalk Drawings'.
Easy Kids Drawings
This channel is perfect for preschool and kindergarten children, 3 to 6 years old.
These educational videos help kids learn about shapes, colors, letters, and numbers in a fun and easy way!
Videos are posted daily making easy drawings that include animals, plants, food, vehicles, toys, and other fun stuff that kids will love!
Draw So Cute
Wennie offers tons of cute and easy drawing tutorials.
The style of her drawing lessons are very popular with kids and are easy for them to follow along.
Kids Drawing Practice
Kids Drawing practice ( KDP ) is a tutorial channel for kids to learn drawing.
New videos are added each week.
Draw For Kids
A variety of fun drawing lessons for kids to try.
Super Simple Draw
Super Simple Draw makes drawing and coloring easy and fun! Whether you want to draw a cat, dinosaur or even a robot, they can teach you! Get out your paper, pencils, crayons, or markers and let's draw and color together!
Advanced Sketching For Kids
This drawing channel was created by the same dad who hosts Art for Kids Hub, but includes more advanced techniques and skills.
This channel will help your child get better at sketching and challenge them to practice drawing every day.
There you have it mama! 10 Awesome YouTube channels to teach your kids how to draw for free!