Funny Monster Directed Drawing

Turning directed drawings into art projects can be a wonderful way to support the planning of your next visual arts lesson. The directed drawing steps can give you various levels of support depending on your confidence in art. 

Have the students, for example
  • follow the steps exactly; 
  • watch as you demonstrate using the steps as an idea; 
  • follow the steps as a warm-up sketch; or
  • use the steps as inspiration for their own creative extension.

Today I want to share a 'funny monster' directed drawing project with you. Easily extend it to a more complex 'art project' by:
  • encouraging students to extend the picture by adding extra details
  • using art quality large paper
  • using paint, oil pastel or water colors
  • talking about the ideas, themes, shapes, lines and colors used at the end of the activity

The steps

1. Draw 3 little circles


2. Draw a half circle.


3. Draw an arch over the top.


4. Draw some teeth (a zig zag).



5. Draw 2 vertical lines down to the bottom edge to become a body. Draw some arms. 


6. Draw eyeballs and horns to finish!

Find the free printable

Simply find this free printable from Google Drive instantly - Funny Monster Directed Drawing

It includes the project in our unique 4 styles, which are repeated through every directed drawing printable we make. 

Classic Draw

Our classic directed drawing is in a style that has been used traditionally for drawing activities. It has the steps and drawing space provided on the same page for students to simply draw, with guidance.

Big Draw 

Big Draw is photographed here on our blog today and provides the steps on one page, and a page sized, bordered worksheet for students to create a large artwork. 

Draw and Write

We created Draw and Write after we had made a few packets in our series. It has a blank space for students to draw (using the separate page of steps) and a few lines to write a sentence or two. Great for early emergent writers. 

Read, Draw, Write 

With more room for writing, we created this style worksheet to encourage students to use a word bank to stimulate ideas for writing. They follow the directed steps to draw a picture and then write a sentence or two about their picture or the topic.


We are also very pleased to let you know that we added an additional drawing to our 'Monster Directed Drawing' printable pack on TpT. Hop over to grab the new pages!



We love bringing new drawing and creative projects to the blog so you can engage your little learners tomorrow! Enjoy your week and stay tuned for a few more 'monster' posts this week!