Sometimes a sheet of blank paper can be a bit daunting, these free printable picture frame drawing prompts are a fun start to drawing for kids of all ages.
If you’ve got kids who need a bit of encouragement to draw, or perhaps they like drawing but they’d love a new, fun, drawing activity, these empty frame drawing prompts are the perfect activity.
Drawing is a great activity for working on fine motor control and all those other pre-writing skills, as well as a simple way to be creative, but sometimes you need a little something special to help get you started.
A blank sheet of paper can be overwhelming for some kids, so offering a starting point, like these frames, is an easy way to encourage them. Plus, drawing your picture into a fancy frame is just plain fun!
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We first tried this fun drawing activity way back when my kids were all little (this post is updated from the original published in September 2012), and we’ve done it so many times over the years with so many different kids of different ages, and each time it is a hit.
Sometimes I simply draw a set of frames onto a large bit of paper and let everyone get to work creating (tip – this is a great group activity for a birthday party!), and other times I’ve drawn individual frames on paper for each child to you. But to make this activity really quick and easy I’ve created this set of printable picture frame drawing prompts, so all you need to do is print and go!
These printable picture frame drawing prompts are a quick and easy, no-prep, art activity that is perfect for kids of all ages. They work great if you have a group of kids of varying ages as even preschoolerss are easily able to fill the frames (no frustrating lines to colour within for little hands!). Bigger kids can really flex their creative muscles, and adults will have fun with this easy drawing activity too!
They make a great ‘early finishers’ activity for your class, and they’d make a fabulous art display up on the wall. Use them for creating self portraits for an ‘all about me’ theme, or make a gallery wall full of fancy framed images.
They are also a great activity for keeping kids busy while travelling or in waiting rooms. You could laminate a few pages or use dry erase pockets and dry erase pens or chalk marker pens so you can reuse the frames over and over.
These frames are ideal for drawing with pencils or markers, but you could also mix it up and create with collage, or use watercolors, pastels or any art supplies you can think of.
Free Printable Frame Drawing Prompts.
These printable picture frame drawing prompts are ready to print and use.
These picture frame drawing prompts are so fun, I’ve made a HUGE set of 22 printable frames to add to my shop, and I’m also sharing a free sample download here.
This set of free printable picture frame drawing prompts include two pages with individual frames, and one page with multiple frames.
This printable is an A4 sized pdf file, you will need a pdf reader such as adobe acrobat to open it. If you are printing on US ‘letter sized’ paper be sure to select ‘fit’ or ‘shrink to fit’ from your printer options.
Please remember that the printables at picklebums.com are for personal use only, you may not sell, share, or link directly to these files.
More Frame Drawing Prompts Plus Bonus!
If you love this set of free printable frames and you’d like more, I have a HUGE frame drawing prompts in my shop.
The full set of frame drawing prompts includes 20 frames on individual pages and 2 pages with multiple frames, plus a bonus 32 drawing ideas cards!
The full set of frame drawing prompts is on super sale as a ‘$1 deal’. It will be a $1 deal for a limited time, so grab it before the price goes up.
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