Zentangle can be great fun for kids of all ages. And there are many ways to learn. To start, get a drawing pad and a fine point marker. As kids love doodling in color, BIC Mark-It Permanent Markers are popular, but as they are permanent markers, good judgement by the parents need to be applied when letting kids create with any permanent marker! Depending on their age, you may also want to consider creating Zentangle as a Family Craft Night.
Totally Rotten Peanuts has an inspirational tutorial where you mark intersecting circles on paper and them fill them with various doodling.
There are also many books that will help you learn Zentangle, but I’ve only found one that focuses on teaching kids:
If you are on a MAC, or have problems watching this embedded video, here is a link to be able to view it directly in Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6STOiJyY02g
I hope this inspires you to find time to be creative with a kid this summer and enjoy the versatile art of Zentangle.
Want to know how to join #SummerCamp?
Everyone is welcome to join #SummerCamp, but there have been a few changes due to lack of participation. To clarify, we’d love to have you participate but we no longer have a linky party to join, nor will there be prizes awarded at the end of this event. Participants are asked to share what they create on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram and use the Hashtag #SummerCamp.
Here is a list of previous #SummerCamp posts:
- #CreativeGoodness with Sizzix Fabi and New Kid Giddy Dies – Plus A Giveaway
- #SummerCamp – Books with #KidFriendlyProjects from CT Publishing
- #SummerCamp – Creative Projects, by Heidi Boyd
- #SummerCamp – Fun With Creative Books From Design Originals
- #SummerCamp – Electric Quilt / Quilt Design Software
- #SummerCamp: Capturing Summer Memories and More with MyMemories Software…Freebies and a Giveaway
- #SummerCamp – Recycled Water Bottle Flowers
- #SummerCamp: Paper Bag Houses (Think of Villages)
- #SummerCamp – Marbled Clay Beads
- #Summer Camp – The Art of Zentangle