15 Visual Design Projects Homeschoolers Can Create With Canva

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Visual design projects are a great way for homeschoolers to share what they learn. Do you need to add more projects into your homeschool lesson plans? Be inspired with these 15 awesome projects homeschoolers can create with Canva.

Are you a techie homeschool mom or a master teacher looking for a great way to introduce your students to the basics of graphic design? Look no further!

Canva, a powerful design tool and online platform, offers a myriad of creative projects for homeschoolers of all ages.

From designing business cards to crafting professional presentations, Canva provides an easy way for students to explore their artistic talents and develop useful skills in digital design.

Visual design projects are a great way for homeschoolers to share what they learn. Do you need to add more projects into your homeschool lesson plans? Be inspired with these 15 awesome projects homeschoolers can create with Canva.

Benefits of Using Canva

Ease of Use

One of the best things about Canva is its ease of use.

With its intuitive drag-and-drop interface and huge library of design elements, even beginners can create professional-looking designs with ease.

The platform offers a wide range of design options, including templates for social media graphics, event posters, book covers, and more.

Homeschoolers can also create their own designs from scratch using Canva’s design tools and search bar to find the perfect graphics and fonts for their projects.

Offers Next-Level Design Options

For homeschoolers who want to take their design skills to the next level, Canva offers educational templates and lesson plans covering a variety of subjects.

Whether you’re teaching a graphic design class or incorporating design concepts into your social studies curriculum, Canva has resources to help you bring your lessons to life.

For example, students can create historical figure infographics, design event posters for social studies projects, or craft magazine covers for English assignments.

Perfect for Art Students

Canva is also a great resource for high school art students who want to explore digital design. From movie poster redesign projects to creating professional portfolios, Canva provides students with the tools they need to unleash their creativity and produce stunning visual aids for their projects.

With the help of Canva, homeschoolers can develop useful skills in data visualization, digital storytelling, and more, preparing them for future careers in graphic design or related fields.

Free to Use

One of the best parts about Canva is that it’s free to use! Homeschoolers can access the platform online with just an internet connection and start designing right away.

While Canva does offer a paid subscription option with additional features, the free version provides more than enough functionality for most users. Plus, Canva often offers free trials of its pro version, giving homeschoolers the opportunity to explore advanced features like custom fonts and brand kits at no cost.

15 Visual Design Projects Homeschoolers Can Create With Canva

I don’t think anyone can argue that we live in a visual world. 90% of the information sent to our brains is visual, and we retain 80% of what we see as compared to 20% of what we just read or 10% of what we hear.

And this doesn’t just apply to adults, my homeschoolin’ momma friend. Your kiddos respond to visual information the same way, if not more. Now combine this with the fact that 21st century learners need to apply what they learn. They want to do something with the information they take in, putting the knowledge into action.

What Homeschoolers Don't Know & What They Need

So, why not add more visual design projects into your homeschool lesson plans? Do you think it is too hard to teach your kids how to create visual design projects? Well, you don’t need to teach them how!

As 21st century learners, your kids are (most likely) more digitally literate than you are. You just need to point them towards the tools and instruction to learn on their own.

Canva is the graphic design webtool homeschoolers often use for Online Unit Studies' projects.  It has all the qualities I look for in apps. It is…

  • Easy with easily accessed tutorials
  • Flexible, offering tons of options of templates and images
  • Free, as in doesn’t cost you a cent (although some images cost a small fee)

8 Homeschool Webtools for an Aspiring Designer

Check out this slideshow of 15 awesome design projects that your homeschoolers can make.  All the images are actually editable templates from Canva, so send your kiddos on over to Canva and let them create.

In addition to the projects above, Canva has added a lot of great templates for T-Shirt designs.  It might be a fun project for your kids to design a T-Shirt for your homeschool and have them printed for your new “school uniforms”.

If your kids love graphic design and you want to introduce them to the basics of visual design in an easy, straightforward way, you need to register them for the Techie Homeschool Graphic Design with Canva course!  This course has 6 weeks of lessons that cover the basics of visual design and how to design using Canva.

Check it out HERE (your kids are going to love it!).

Graphic Design with Canva Course

Final Thoughts

For homeschoolers who want to dive deeper into Canva, there are plenty of resources available to help them master the platform. Canva offers step-by-step instructions, short videos, and even courses to help users learn the ins and outs of the platform. Additionally, Canva has a thriving community of users who share tips, tricks, and inspiration for creating stunning designs.

Tell me. What other visual design project ideas can you think of?

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  1. As a blogger, I love Canva and use it for most of my graphics, but I honestly hadn’t considered that my children could use it as well. Thanks for the ideas! Oh, and welcome to the blogosphere!

    1. Cheryl – Thanks for the welcome. I am feeling lots of love from my new bloggin’ homeschoolin’ momma friends. You’ll probably appreciate my Instagram post yesterday of my 7-year-old working with Canva…check it out. (https://www.instagram.com/techiehomeschoolmom/) Let me know when your kids create some awesomeness with Canva. I will link it to this post and my “Learning with Canva” Pinboard to inspire others.

  2. Awesome! So funny because I just shared about how we use PicMonkey in our homeschool:) So glad that I found this on The Homeschool Nook! We will have to give Canva a try too;)

  3. I am having trouble getting the slideshow to play.

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