We love children! But, we know that when they’re cooped up inside for too long they start to get restless. If you’re working from home right now with your kids underfoot, finding stuff for them to do can be a little frustrating. To help you out, we’ve polled the parents in our office and come up with their favorite 14 cartoons that not only do their children love but the plots of these shows center around art.
In case you’re not a big fan of your children spending time in front of the screen, we suggest filling their time with easy art projects. We have lots of how-to’s and craft-making blogs with videos on the Arteza web site. There are also lots of products just for kids, including finger paints, coloring books, markers, and tempera paints.
Our Favorite Kids Cartoons
1. The Pink Panther | The Pink Painter
While Pinky is trying to get his artwork featured at a famous museum, the Dogfather is planning a heist at the same museum.
2. The Pink Painter Show | Pink Panther & Pals
Painters Pink Panther and Big Nose paint with two very different styles of art and fight over who gets to have their work shown at a museum.
3. Sponge Bob | EVERY Artwork by Squidward Tentacles
Here's every piece of art that Squidward has made!
4. Masha And The Bear | Song of a Young Artist (Picture Perfect)
Masha and the Bear enlighten children about real friendship, care, freedom of creativity and basic skills in a funny and smart manner. Masha borrows paints with a tiny canvas and begins to make paintings of everyone in the forest.
5. Peppa Pig | Painting
Peppa, George, and Daddy are in the garden painting a picture of a cherry tree when the ducks turn up and run through the paint—and all over their masterpiece.
6. Peppa Pig | Peppa Paints Using Colourful Mud
Peppa Pig is ready to paint pictures, but instead of paint, Peppa uses mud! So much fun!
7. We Bare Bears | Panda Paints | Cartoon Network
Panda struggles in art class until he receives some help from his friend Charlie in this clip from the episode, "Panda's Art."
8. Booba | Painting
Booba gets into a suitcase at the airport and finally finds himself in an apartment of an artist. He sees many beautiful paintings and tries to imitate the subject of the masterpiece.
9. Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom | Ben`s Birthday Card
In the magical Little Kingdom, friends Ben Elf and fairy princess Holly have fun adventures as they learn about teamwork, sharing and problem-solving.
10. Smurfs | Poet and Painter
Because they feel unappreciated, Poet and Painter leave Smurf Village and head for Storm Island, totally unaware that Gargamel is planning to trap them. Papa Smurf and his faithful volunteers come to the rescue.
11. Jack the Painter I Wabbit I Boomerang Official
Jack decides to take up nature painting, only to bring chaos to the forest. Bugs confronts him and mayhem ensues.
12. Oggy and the Cockroaches | Artsy Oggy
Oggy decides he’s an artist and goes about painting a tree. While he is admiring his masterpiece, the roaches steal it and the painting does not come out unscathed. Just as Oggy is getting ready to throw it out, a collector shows up to buy it.
13. Dolly And Friends | Painting Together | Season 3
"Dolly and Friends" is a story about a beautiful little sheep called Dolly. She likes to look for adventure with her friends: a hedgehog, a panda, a little dragon, a ram, and others.
14. Spookiz | Spookiz Frankie's Apple Painting Masterpiece
The artful and mischievous adventures of Spookiz and his friends.
We hope your children have enjoyed watching some of our kids’ favorite cartoons. You might recognize in our list some old favorites or discover ones you and your kids have never seen.
Hopefully, seeing some of their best-loved characters having fun making art, will encourage your kids to make some of their own. If that happens, we’re here for you with tons of products, tutorials, and inspiration!