Blind Drawing

Basic Activity Info

Activity Type: 

  • Creative Art
Age Group: 
6-9 yrs
9-12 yrs
13+ yrs
Time Requirement: 

Group Size: 

  • Large Group
  • Medium Group
  • Small Group

Play Area: 

  • Classroom (small indoor space)

Participants will draw something simple without looking while they are drawing. The objective is simply to have fun and not to see who has the "best" drawing.


For option 1: Plain paper plates and crayons

For option 2: Plain paper and pencils, pencil crayons, or crayons

Set Up: 

Option 1: Participants can be seated anywhere with their paper plate and crayon.

Option 2: Participants are seated at a table or desk with paper and marker, crayon, or pencil crayon.

Step by Step: 

Option 1: Participants hold a plain paper plate on top of their head and try to draw a simple object on the plate with a crayon. Markers are not recommended for this option!

Option 2: Participants draw an object on a plain piece of paper on the desk or table in front of them with their eyes closed or with blindfolds.

For both options, see suggestions below for objects or make up your own! Keep the objects simple! If you want, show participants a picture of the object before they try to draw it.


Suggested objects: Snowman, butterfly, flower, star, a hand, etc.


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