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.
  • Q: What does a momma color wheel say to a baby color wheel? Don’t use that tone with me.
  • Q: Why does a nurse carry around a red pen? To draw blood
  • Q: What do you call a mom who can’t draw? Tracy
  • Q: I am a kind of coat that can only be put on when wet. What am I? Paint
  • Q: 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
  • Q: Who is a body builder’s favorite painter? Gainsborough
  • Q: 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
  • Q: Why did the vampire take an art class? He wanted to learn how to draw blood
  • Q: 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
  • Q: What do you call a gorilla that plays with clay? A Hairy Potter!
  • Q: 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
  • Q: Although my center contains lead it isn’t very tough. And so you need to sharpen it in order to draw stuff. Pencil
  • Q: 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”
  • Q: 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
  • Q: What do you call an artist who sculpts with bicycle parts? Cycleangelo
  • Q: What did the artist draw before he went to bed? The curtains!
  • Q: 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
  • Q: How do you inspire an artist? Easel-y
  • Q: Some are used for fabric and some are used for hair. Some are used for paper and one is called a pair. Scissors
  • Q: 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
  • Q: Why was the artist afraid he might go to jail? Because he had been framed!
Green paint tube with a purple border and an art riddle.
  • Q: 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
  • Q: 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
  • Q: What does Salvador Dali have for breakfast? A bowl of surreal!
  • Q: 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
  • Q: Which animals are famous painters? Pablo Pig-caso and Vincent van Goat!
  • Q: 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
  • Q: Why did the vampire flunk art class? Because he could only draw blood
  • Q: You often use it with a brush but not the kind used on your hair add it nicely to some canvas sSo that people will stop and stare. What am I? Paint
  • Q: Plenty of sheets but no bed in sight. It can cut you but it doesn’t bite. Paper
  • Q: What is black when it’s clean and white when it’s dirty? A Chalkboard
  • Q: This item has handles but it isn’t a car. It also has two blades but isn’t a razor. Scissors
  • Q: 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
  • Q: I sometimes have lines on me nd other times I am blank. I’m made from a cut down tree although I am not a plank. Paper
  • Q: 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.
  • Q: Where do crayons go on vacation? Color-ado
  • Q: Why did Dopey take a box of crayons with him into the bedroom? Snow White asked him to draw the curtains!
  • Q: 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
  • Q: 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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