Participants will draw something simple without looking while they are drawing.
- Paper plates
- Crayons or other drawing utensils
The objective is simply to have fun and not to see who has the “best” drawing.
- Have participants stand or sit anywhere with their materials.
- Tell them that you are going to have them draw a shape or simple picture on the paper plate but that they have to do so with the plate on their head.
- Instruct them to put the plates on their heads and begin telling them to draw a shape. Start with something really simple, like a circle.
- Afterwards, allow them to look at what they’ve drawn.
- With another plate, instruct them to put their plates on their heads again and begin a new round. This time something a little less easy, like a snowman.
- Alternatively they could draw on plain paper on a table and use blindfolds.
- There are no foreseeable safety concerns.
No wrap-up is necessary for this activity.
Adapted from: http://activeafterschool.ca/activities/blind-drawing