Being creative is fun! Working on something as a family has an added bonding factor. You can draw together or do something more 3 dimensional. Let your children share their ideas as you all problem solve possible solutions and try them out.
There are many illustrators offering drawing lessons on YouTube.
- Illustrator Mo Willems’ Lunch Doodles
- Peter Reynolds Ready, Set, Draw-ish
- Jarrett Lerner Activities
- And James Burks
- An artistic family teaches drawing as well
There are also 3D creative activities you can do as a family. Re-creating a piece of art in food, flesh or whatever medium your creative mind decides. You can even submit your creation here at the Getty Museum.
While a science teacher, I loved to have children learn simple machines and physics concepts through play. Building a Rube Goldberg machine combines art, science and fun. This link shows one family’s wonderful design.
If you want to create a Rube Goldberg machine to drop a bar of soap into someone’s hands, Rube Goldberg’s granddaughter introduces a challenge you can enter by May 31.
Whatever you decide to do, have fun!