The first thing I teach a very young child to draw is a circle. That is the universal first shape any child puts on paper. Demonstrate making a circle while they watch. I chant while they do it. "Round like a ball. Round like a wheel. Round like the sun."
If a very young child can do that we go on to the "sun". That is the second object a child can draw. Here we take these first impressions on paper to a finished art project.
|The universal first drawing a child will do.|
Next we add stripes inside the suns.
Then we add balls.
A thin wash of paint can be added over the crayon.
A child's first drawing becomes a masterpiece.