Let's draw Pete the Cat surfing on a big wave in the summertime! Today's drawing was inspired by the beloved storybook character Pete the Cat, created by James Dean. Pete is one groovy cat who's always up to something fun. In this drawing, we're imagining Pete in the summertime and what he might be doing! Use your creativity to design a special surfboard and swim trunks for Pete, or create your very own summer scene. For this project, you'll need:
- Something to Dra
Let's practice patterns and design our very own t-shirts! Today's drawing was inspired by the story A Pattern for Pepper, by Julie Kraulis. In “A Pattern for Pepper,” Pepper is getting a dress made for a special occasion. It's the first dress that has ever been made just for her, and she wants it to be perfect. But what pattern is right for her? Pepper is particular, and nothing works at first. Dotted Swiss? Too plain. Houndstooth? Not enough color. Pinstripe? Too glum. As Pe
LET'S DRAW A DINOSAUR! Today's drawing was inspired by the story Stella and the Dinos...Alive in Space!, written by Peyton Gulley and illustrated by Desi Moore.
“Stella and the Dinos… Alive in Space” is a rhyming story about a little dinosaur that makes a BIG impact. The story follows Stella, a young dino filled with curiosity and kindness, as she works to save the dinosaur species from extinction by taking all the dinos to live in outer space. Along the way, Stella shows u
Today's art activity was inspired by the story If Sun Could Speak, written by Kourtney LaFavre and illustrated by Saki Tanaka. Sun is out to impress in this first-person account that sheds light on the facts, history, and myths about his existence. Sun's goal is to inspire readers to wonder and search for discoveries in this witty, STEM-infused exploration of the center of our solar system. You can find the book here! For this project, you'll need: - Black Paper - White Paper
🌈🦄 Let's Draw a Rainbow Unicorn 🦄🌈 Hi friends! Do you want to learn how to draw a rainbow unicorn? It's easy! This simple step-by-step tutorial for kids will put you in a magical mood ✨ For this drawing, you'll need: 🗒 Paper ✏️ Pencil for Drawing 🖊 Marker or Pen for Outlining 🖍 Rainbow Colors (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple) plus pink & gray Follow my video tutorial here and share your finished artwork with me on Instagram (@brireadsofficial) with the has
This week on Instagram LIVE (@brireadsofficial) we read The Gruffalo, written by Julia Donaldson & illustrated by Axel Scheffler Buy your own copy here and support my work! Print out this Gruffalo coloring page and add all the 'terrible' features that the mouse made up. Terrible tusks, terrible claws, and terrible teeth in his terrible jaws! 👇Printable PDF Here! 👇 Use the hashtag #bridraws to show me your finished drawing on Instagram. I can't wait to see what you create! T
Hi, friends! This week, I was inspired by the picture book 'How to Code a Sandcastle,' written by Josh Funk and illustrated by Sara Palacios. In this story, it's the last day of summer! Pearl wants to build a sandcastle, but it keeps getting ruined! With the help of her robot friend, Pascal, and the power of CODE (a language for computers!) can they make this the best summer sandcastle ever?! 👇 Buy the Book Here 👇 Watch my step-by-step easy drawing tutorial for kids on YouT
Easy Step by Step Bird Drawing and Painting Looking for a kids craft to do at home? Learn how to draw and paint a colorful bird in this easy step-by-step tutorial! This drawing is inspired by the children's book How the Finch Got His Colors, written by Annemarie Riley Guertin and illustrated by Helena Perez Garcia For younger kids (or for a quicker activity), use this printable coloring page! Materials: 1 piece of paper Something to draw with Watercolor Paints (or something e
Storytelling Necklace Craft for Kids! Looking for a kids craft to do at home? Learn how to make a fun storytelling necklace inspired by Eric Carle's classic The Very Hungry Caterpillar! **This project will take some time. It might be best for older kids (5+ years old) as it involves lots of drawing, coloring, cutting, and stringing! For younger kids (or for a quicker activity), use this printable coloring page! Materials: 1 piece of paper Something to draw with Something to
Hi, friends! Today, let's draw a flower, step by step, inspired by the story The Tiny Seed, by Eric Carle! This story is about a seed who was smaller than all the rest. It gets blown by the wind and goes on a journey! High into the sky, over mountaintops, oceans, and deserts. After landing in a garden, and with plenty of sunshine and water, it grows TALL into a beautiful flower! For your own copy of the book, shop this link! There are TWO ways to finish your flower drawing: S
Learn how to draw your very own "perfect" cake with me, Bri Reads! I was inspired to draw by reading this story: "The Perfect Birthday Recipe," written and illustrated by Katy Hudson. In this story, summertime brings sun, fun, and beaver's birthday! But it also brings a lot of stress for Beaver as his friends take over his birthday plans. Will Beaver's fussy ways ruin his birthday and his friendships? Let's design our own cake together! What will your perfect cake look like?