These easy doodle ideas keep kids of all ages engaged. You can experiment with these simple ideas in the classroom or at home.
Doodling helps us to relax our minds, engages our imagination, and takes us away from screens for a while. Kids love to experiment, and play with colors and patterns. The outcome isn’t as important as the process with doodling.
Mindful coloring books have been popular for several years, and we all know the relaxing benefits of switching off for a while.
However, sometimes the simplest ideas are the best. We don’t always need expensive art materials and coloring books to keep kids creatively occupied.
I grabbed a roll of tape and a ballpoint pen and started playing…….
I’ve really enjoyed this experimental process, looking around the house for inspiration! Scroll down this blog post, and you’ll see lots of examples, where i have created abstract patterns and doodle pages by drawing around rolls of tape, lids and tiles. Any simple-shaped household objects work well.
You’ll only need basic art materials – a ballpoint pen, lead pencil, oil pastels and watercolor paints.
I’ve experimented with music paper, old stamp album paper, and maps. These can all be found affordably in local charity shops / thrift stores – the older and more yellowing the better!
My kids love it when I stop – stop tidying, stop ‘doing stuff’.
Putting some music on and getting the marker pens or oil pastels out is a great family activity – a rare moment when you can all be round the table, tv off, chatting, doodling – and all doing the same thing together.
If you like these ideas, you might like to view my all year round activities for kids, check out my freebies or visit my Teachers Pay Teachers store for lots of downloadable art projects to use in the classroom or at home,
Hope to see you again, stay creative,
Ps – I’d love you to share some photos with me if you give these fun doodles for kids a go!