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6 Basic Elements of Art For Kids

Teaching art in your homeschool can be really fun. I have always loved art, and so have my kids. So, I put together this Elements of Art for Kids unit for us, and I want to share it with you today!

There’s a free sample of the unit at the bottom of this page! Don’t forget to scroll all the way to the bottom download it!

Elements of art for kids

6 Basic Elements of Art For Kids

Each element of art contains a short explanation, examples, and an artwork project.

Supplies you’ll need

All of the supplies are things you should already have in your home.

  • paint
  • colored pencils
  • yarn
  • crayons
  • markers
  • plain white paper
  • pencils
  • a good eraser

What 6 Elements of Art are Covered in this Unit?

  • line
  • color
  • shape
  • form
  • texture
  • space.


The line lessons covers basic lines, tracing lines, and drawing your own lines. You will also observe images that contain all different types of lines. At the end there is an art project focusing on lines.

elements of art for kids


Color is covered in a short lesson covering primary, secondary, warm, and cool colors. The color lesson ends with 4 fun projects using paint, colored pencils, and markers.

Shape & Form

In the shapes lesson we discuss organic and geometric shapes and forms, shapes and forms in real life, and in artwork.


Examples of texture in art are explored, and there’s a creative art project for texture that your kids will love!


A short lesson on space, and how to apply it in your artwork! Your kids will create a piece of art using the element of space. Then for the final art project they will combine all of the elements into one piece!

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