Here’s a wonderful, whimsical freebie to help kids (and parents!) learn to draw.
What to Draw and How to Draw was written in 1913 by E.G. Lutz and is one of the public domain books from the New York Public Library on Open Archive online.
The 78-page book is full of old-fashioned, simple drawings for children, such as a castles, fish, birds, cats, all different people and toy soldiers, among many others.
The book also contains simple instructions such as how to paint in watercolor, draw a five-pointed star and create ovals and ellipses.
Here are a few of the whimsical drawing lessons.