Something my little loves is drawing. She’s always drawing something! But sometimes kids need an idea for the question “What should I draw?” So here’s a fun list of unusual drawing activities for the kids. These STEAM drawing lessons are a great way for your child to have fun with a budget-friendly art project and learn a little math and science at the sme time. It’s a win/win for everyone. Check out over 20 STEAM drawing activities you can do today with supplies you already have at home.
STEAM-filled Drawing Activities for Kids
Fish Tessellations | Left Brain Craft Brain
Make your own fish pattern with just some post-it notes, paper, and a pencil.
Geometric Math Art | Teach Beside Me
This project allows you to create some perfect circles and then create patterns from those circles. See what designs you can create!
Infinity Tiles | Babble Dabble Do
Infinity Tiles show that geometry can create never-ending patterns and designs in a really fun way.
Geometric Animal Art | Tree Valley Academy
Take any animal and turn it into a geometric drawing and coloring activity.
Directed Math Art | Whimsy Workshop Teaching
These worksheets use math problems to create your drawings. When one problem is solved, you get to add the correlating art piece to your drawing.
Kaleidoscope Design | Teach Kids Art
Your child is going to love working on this Kaleidoscope design. This particular design utilized letters but you can change the design to fit numbers, too.
Graph Paper Drawing | Picklebums
Use graph paper to create perfectly symmetrical designs or create unique patterns.
Doodle Cubes | Babble Dabble Do
Turn a mindless doodle into some cool 3-D art with this helpful template.
Unusual Drawing Activities Filled with STEAM
Who said you need to draw on paper? These fun activities use different media!
Paper Towel Drawings | Left Brain Craft Brain
Science make these paper towel drawings magically transform with color!
Check out how fun these paper towel drawings are in this video!
Slime Drawings | Left Brain Craft Brain
Slime drawings are the coolest thing you’ll create this week!! Simple designs stretch and morph into something new.
More Drawing Ideas for Kids
Heart Tessellation | Teach Beside Me
Your kiddo will fall in love with this heart tessellation art project. Create geometric hearts and get creative with the design.
Tessellation Puzzles | Frugal Fun 4 Boys
Tessellations are already great patterns so why not turn them into a puzzle?
Paper Neighborhood Block | Babble Dabble Do
Take drawing 3D with this fun neighborhood full of buildings your kids can design.
Optical Illusions | Runde’s Room
This is a great activity that gets a lot of “cool”s and “wow”s so be prepared. You can adapt this to fit a spider web too so it’s perfect for the spooky season.
Number Pattern Design | Teach Kids Art
Using the Fibonacci Sequence, create dozens of unique patterns and designs that are completely symmetrical.
Spirolaterals | What We Do All Day
These designs are made with a repeated command using length and angles. These can be as simple or complex as you want.
Flower Tessellation Art | Frugal Fun 4 Boys
Turn beautiful flowers into a tessellation with this printable. The blogger may have painted this project, you can easily get out the colored pencils and get to work.
Pi Skyline | What We Do All Day
There’s nothing more beautiful than a skyline photo but this skyline drawing is a bit different in that it uses Pi in order to create the skyline.
Frozen Fractal Snowflake | Math Geek Mama
Wow the kids with these Disney Frozen Fractal Snowflakes. This is a simple printable lesson that will keep your littles focused on Elsa and Anna while learning math!
More STEAM activities you can do with just a pencil and a piece of paper.
Looking for some fun activities with paper? This ebook is packed with 18 amazing activities perfect for home or school. The kids will love fun stuff like transforming paper stars, drawing impossible triangles, building and testing paper bridges, plus tons of drawing challenges and games. Designed for kids 5-12.