Looking for drawing prompts that will spark your kids' imaginations? Picture drawing worksheets are a fun way to practice art. Free printable activities are low prep and perfect for any skill level!
What are Finish the Picture Pages
These printables are similar to coloring pages, but most of the image is removed. This lets your kids come up with the missing information to create the complete scene.
I created two different versions. The first are picture prompts, similar to writing prompts. Your child uses their imagination to draw the rest of the image.
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In the second version, they draw the mirror image. Half of the image is removed. Dotted lines separate the image from the blank half of the paper.
Both are great for children as young as toddlers or as old as middle school. As a parent, I even had fun creating a few.
Remember, art is a form of expression. The goal is to have fun. It's okay if the final product is abstract instead of a realistic image.
How to Download and Print
- Click the download button below the image
- Then print off the PDF version using your printer
Finish the Scene
Let your children get creative and use their imagination to finish the picture. Older kids can write a short story or narrative to go along with each printable.
If you kids feel stuck, pair this activity with a book or nature walk. Sometimes, providing a prompt can help them get started.
Printable Scenes include: binoculars, camera, forest, and magnifying lens
For a fun activity, swap out the crayons and markers for some watercolor paint. Painting is a great way to explore art with your kids! I highly recommend this watercolor paint set.
Missing Reflection- Symmetry Worksheets
Kids love getting creative when drawing. Your kids will love how they can try to draw the mirror image. Or they can get creative and draw a different interpretation of the given image.
How to Use Picture Worksheets
Free printable activities are great as ...
- Nature journal prompts
- Lesson extensions
- Weekend art projects
- Supplemental materials for a unit study
These free resources would be great prompts for nature journaling. Take them outside when you are going on a nature walk. Your kids can draw a scene from their time outside.
If looking for a post reading activity, pair them with a children's book. Kids can draw a scene from the story.
Alison Farrell's book The Hike is not only beautifully illustrated, but filled with information about nature. Names of plants and animals along with going on an adventure all are explored in this story.
Pete Oswald's book Hike, is another great choice. Filled with wonderful illustrations and very few words. Follow along as father and child head off to the mountains on a very special mission.
After reading, your kids can even write their own story to go along with the image they created! The possibilities really are endless.
If you child is really interested in coloring, you can mix these with traditional coloring pages. Creating your own coloring book is super easy. A few favorite topics include:
Another way to use these printables, is as inspiration for their own creations.
Using their imagination, kids can turn a blank piece of paper into a handmade finish the drawing worksheet.
Simply use a black marker to create an outline. A group of kids can each create their own then trade with each other.
Who says crafting has to be complicated?
Sometimes the simplest activities are what spark the most creativity. I hope your children enjoy using these printables. Kids of all ages enjoy easy art projects.
More Nature Inspired Resources
Check out these other learning resources all inspired by nature:
These picture printables were created by Nature Inspired Learning and are for personal use only in your home or classroom. All of these finish the picture worksheets are for non-commercial use. See full disclosure. Have questions, send me an email at julie (at) natureinspiredlearning (dot) com