My kids love to draw and color. Usually I just let them draw whatever they like using their imagination instead of trying to influence them with set ideas or instructions.
However, I was delighted to find this: Learn to Draw and Color with Uncle Fred. Uncle Fred gives step by step instructions on how to draw simple cartoons together with a sample of the finished colored drawing.
Though I think it is a good idea to let the kids have a free rein when it comes to drawing, I think there is perfectly no harm in having step by step instructions once in a while.
My kids and I immediately set to work to draw some of the cartoons. We picked "Bunny", "Kitty" and "Happy Puppy". We drew in the main character and added some background of our own. Then we colored them in with color pencils.
The kids love the step by step instructions on how to draw a cat, dog and rabbit. Below is our puppy, bunny and kitty drawings.