What can your children’s drawing tell you?

Missing details on the face

If some details are missing on the drawn figures like pars of their body, their ears, mouth, nose or eyes, it means that the child refuses to receive information through those senses. For example, if the person in the drawing is missing his ears, it means that the child does not want to hear other people. Think about this, maybe you’re overprotective and give him warnings when there is no need for them or scold him too much. The child may be sensitive to criticism or to remarks. Ask yourself this, “Is your criticism constructive, or are you criticizing him even when the child does not deserve it?”

Don’t be repetitive, children usually don’t react to repeated warnings. If you just repeat it, it will become a bother to the child, not a lesson. It is better to show him the lesson in a more pictorial way, it will bring better results. Avoid criticizing him in front of his friends or adults, because it is more shameful for him that way.

Small mouth

If the drawn person has a small mouth or even has no mouth at all, it means that the child doesn’t want to talk a lot, because it is shy or has little self-confidence. Maybe he is afraid that no one will understand him or hear him, maybe he is afraid that someone will embarrass him.


Big and open eyes

Big and open eyes may indicate that the child has some hidden fear. If the drawn person has long, thick eyelashes it means that the child sometimes may like to act ostentatiously and even hysterically. The thing that makes children act like this is the need for an attention and approval from the closest members of the family.

Big mouth

A big mouth or big, lush hair on the drawn character means talks about the child’s emotional sensitivity. This child needs love, hugs, caressing, hugs, praise and a lot of communication with the parent. It wants to feel loved.

Raised ponytail

The raised tail on the drawn animal or person means optimism in the child. On the other hand, if the character doesn’t have a raised ponytail, if it’s lowered down , the child might feel unhappy or is very submissive.



Wings are a sign of great interests. This child is in an eternal search for answers. It likes to learn and explore. It wants to have everything at the same time and often does things all at the same time. You need to constantly feed his spirit. You surely are one of those parents that buys a lot of encyclopedias for children for this youngster.

Decorations and accessories

if the drawn character has decorations or accessories like jewelry, glasses, feathers, it means that the child might also care about his image and look in his real life. This is a child that likes to wear colorful clothes, have the newest toys, be more accessorized and look better than others. .

Strong body

Pay attention to the elements of the drawing indicating the strength of the displayed image. If that character has a strong body, muscles, dangerous weapons, sharp claws, strong beak, etc., then your child is feeling pretty unprotected and weaker than other children. It wants to be stronger and expresses it through the drawing, by adding details which he himself wants to have. The more there are such details, the more the child feels threatened. Also the more naughty the character looks (for example the child draws an demon, evil robot, vampire or dragon), the bigger the wish to impose. These characters are usually drawn by children from families with problems and in which there is violence.

Movement of the figures

The figure is moving? Is the figure with his hand up and head looking somewhere in the sky, like it is threatening someone up there? If so, your child directs aggression towards someone with authority over him(to you, the teacher, older children), and also to those who prohibit something or are in a position to give him orders.

If the monster is bent down, as if to threaten someone who is shorter than him, then the child is likely to be frustrated with ridicule from his peers or his annoying younger siblings and friends. Ask him what is the thing that is bothering him. Maybe he feels pressured by his friends or elders. Maybe you are asking too much of him and giving him a lot of obligations.

Overall impression

In the end look at the overall impression of the drawing. If the character drawn is original, this means your child is thinking in an innovative way.

With the help of this test you might find out your child’s fears, hopes and what he is drawn to. It may help you , so you can help him find his deepest fears and problems, together you can beat them. You can use this test to make changes in the way you raise him so that you can make him happier. Try this test on your children or on your friend’s children.