35+ Crafty Art Riddles

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We all know that kids are really creative and it’s no surprise then why they love a good riddle. That’s why we are sharing some of the greatest art riddles out there for your child to solve! These art riddles for kids are not only challenging but are sure to bring a smile to their faces bigger than the Mona Lisa.   

Red, Blue, Orange, and Green paint tubs with paintbrush and set of watercolors. with the text "Art Riddles For Kids"

If you are unsure how to start a conversation with your kids, riddles are a great way to break the ice.  Riddles will sure make your kids want to communicate, and before they know it they are laughing and sharing conversations with you. A little humor will bring color and depth to our conversations and sculpt are relationships in rich ways. 

So if you are looking for some amazing riddles to get the conversation started with your kid, these will be great. Try sharing them when you are doing a creative craft or just driving in the car with your kids. You might even try sharing these while coloring, drawing, and painting, but just remember that doing anything together is the best. 

These art riddles are clean and kid-friendly, so you can be free to share the beauty of these bright colorful riddles. 

These riddles will be sure to bring a little humor at any time. The kids will love these riddles so much that they will start making up their own. If you want more varieties of riddles, be sure to check out our Computer Riddles and Plant Riddles. They are sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face. 

And if you want even more art fun be sure to check out our art puns as well. 

The Best Art Riddles For Kids

Paint palette with seven colors of paint with a purple border and an art riddle.

What does a momma color wheel say to a baby color wheel?

Don’t use that tone with me.

Why does a nurse carry around a red pen?

To draw blood

What do you call a mom who can’t draw?

Tracy

I am a kind of coat that can only be put on when wet. What am I?

Paint

I do not get put on a bed even though I am a sheet.
Instead put me in a binder to keep your desk nice and neat.

Paper
Orange paint tube with a purple border and an art riddle.

Who is a body builder’s favorite painter?

Gainsborough

I can come in many colors
Like red, yellow, orange, blue, or green
When you put me on paper
Your drawings or writing can be seen

Crayons

Why did the vampire take an art class?

He wanted to learn how to draw blood

I sometimes come in a can but I’m not food.
I sometimes come in a bottle but I’m not a beverage.
I come in different colors but I’m not a rainbow.
I’m sometimes used with canvas but I’m not a tent.
I’m used with a brush but I’m not toothpaste.

Paint

What do you call a gorilla that plays with clay?

A Hairy Potter!
Yellow paint tube with a purple border and an art riddle.

You draw a line. Without touching it, how do you make that line longer?

Simply draw a shorter line next to it. The first line will now be the longer line in comparison

Although my center contains lead it isn’t very tough.
And so you need to sharpen it in order to draw stuff.

Pencil

They put pictures on me
Then take pictures of me
To share with the world
But the pictures disappear
As my end draws near
And anxious heartbeats stilled
I am sought after very wide
Especially after every night
When things are put in motion
And after a little while
I will be able to defile
Your ability to sleep with devotion
What am I?

Picture of a “Cappuccino”

I come as a pair but I’m not socks
I have two handles but I’m not a wheelbarrow
I’m usually made of metal and plastic but I’m not a bicycle
I have blades but I’m not a helicopter
I’m sometimes used to cut hair but I’m not a razor

Scissors

What do you call an artist who sculpts with bicycle parts

Cycleangelo
Paintbrush with a purple border and an art riddle.

What did the artist draw before he went to bed?

The curtains!

Even though it comes in a can
This is something you shoudn’t eat
Instead you add it to walls
To make a room look really neat
It’s…?

Paint

How do you inspire an artist?

Easel-y

Some are used for fabric
And some are used for hair
Some are used for paper
And one is called a pair

Scissors

What is this thing that you use at school?
In English, it has horizontal lines
In Art, it will usually be plain
And for graphs in Math, it will have gridlines

Paper
Green paint tube with a purple border and an art riddle.

Why was the artist afraid he might go to jail?

Because he had been framed!

Four letters long, I start with T.
I’ll help you fasten things with glee.
Wrap a package snug and tight,
Or mend a ripped and ragged kite.
People use me everyday.
What am I? What do you say?

Tape

A man walks into an art gallery and concentrates on one picture in particular. The museum curator notices this and asks the man why he is so interested in the one painting. The man replies, “Brothers and sisters have I none, but that man’s father is my father’s son.” Who is in the painting?

The son of the man who was studying the painting

What does Salvador Dali have for breakfast?

A bowl of surreal!

My name begins and ends with an S.
I am an easy tool to guess.
I’m sharp and snappy, as a rule.
My blades will help with art at school.
Always handle me with care.
What’s my name? Go on, please share.

Scissors
Blue paint tube with a purple border and an art riddle.

Which animals are famous painters?

Pablo Pig-caso and Vincent van Goat!

I’m sometimes pink at one end but I’m not lipstick
I can come in many different colors but I’m not a car
I can become blunt but I’m not a knife
I contain lead but I’m not metallic
I’m a writing instrument but I’m not a pen
I am a?

Pencil

Why did the vampire flunk art class?

Because he could only draw blood

You often use it with a brush
But not the kind used on your hair
Add it nicely to some canvas
So that people will stop and stare
What am I?

Paint

Plenty of sheets
But no bed in sight
It can cut you
But it doesn’t bite

Paper
Paintbrush that has orange paint on it with a purple border and an art riddle.

What is black when it’s clean and white when it’s dirty?

A Chalkboard

This item has handles
But it isn’t a car
It also has two blades
But isn’t a razor

Scissors

It might be worth wearing an apron
To keep your clothes nice and smart
So your brush doesn’t splash this on you
When making a piece of art

Paint

I sometimes have lines on me
And other times I am blank
I’m made from a cut down tree
Although I am not a plank

Paper

Mad Ade’s Uncle, Phil Space, who doesn’t like what passes for art these days, ran into the National Gallery and caused millions of pounds of damage to several masterpieces. Later that day, Uncle Phil was invited to meet the manager and was warmly thanked for his actions.
How come?

Uncle Phil is a fireman The water from his hose damaged the paintings as he put out a fire in the Gallery, but in the process rescuing hundreds of millions of pounds worth.
Watercolor paint set that has 12 different colors, along with a paintbrush with a purple border and an art riddle.

Where do crayons go on vacation?

Color-ado

Why did Dopey take a box of crayons with him into the bedroom?

Snow White asked him to draw the curtains!

Beginning with D, I’m something you do,
When designing a castle, a boat, or a shoe.
A rocket or cow
Can make you say, “Wow!”
Grab a pencil and start.
Can you guess? Aren’t you Smart!

Draw

Why do statues and paintings of George Washington always show him standing?

Because he would never lie
a paintbrush with a purple border and an art riddle.

Do you have some favorite art riddles? Be sure to share them in the comments so we can add them to the growing list.

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