Blind Drawing

Thinking & Engaging
Thinking & Engaging

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.


  1. Have participants stand or sit anywhere with their materials.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Afterwards, allow them to look at what they’ve drawn.
  5. 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.

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