Group Masterpiece

Thinking & Engaging
Thinking & Engaging
Involved & Inclusive
Involved & Inclusive

Each participant will get a section of a picture that they have to re-create and draw on a separate piece of paper. When all the participant’s pictures are put together, it will be a re-creation of the original picture/drawing, and their very own masterpiece.


  • A picture/drawing that participants can draw and re-create.
  • The picture/drawing will need to be cut up into equal sized squares for each participant.
  • On the back of each square, write “1” or “A” or “1A”, “1B” (1 represents the row and A represents the column) and so forth to remember which square goes where in the picture.
  • Pencils 
  • Pencil crayons/crayons
  • Glue
  • Paper
  • Rulers (optional)


Have the picture cut up into equal squares/sections for the participants.


  1. Each participant will get one square from the picture. Do not show participants the actual picture until the end.
  2. If the square is 3 inches by 3 inches, each participant could get a blank piece of paper that is 3 inches by 3 inches, or they could get a piece of paper that is 6 inches by 6 inches or anything that is bigger.
  3. On the back of each original square there should be a number or a number and a letter. Make sure that participants write this number/letter on the back of their square as well.
  4. Participants will draw and try to duplicate the picture onto their blank square.


  • Depending on the number of participants, some may have to do more than one square.
  • Make the blank square any size for the participants (but make sure each participant’s square is the same size).
  • Use harder or easier pictures for participants (drawing faces can be very difficult).
  • Have multiple pictures cut out for different participants..


  • There are no foreseeable safety concerns for this activity.


When all participants have completed their drawing they can put it all together. Have a blank space on the floor or table for participants to place their squares.

  • Inform participants that if they have the picture with “1A” then they are at the top left of the picture. If they have “2A” then they are the first square in the second row. If they have “5C” then they are the third square from the left in the 5th row, and so on.
  • When all the squares are put together, they will be able to see the picture they created as a group.

Show them the original picture as well. The leader or participants can then glue the participants’ drawing on a piece of cardboard or bristol board or anything that is big enough and thick enough to hold the drawing.  Voila, they created a masterpiece!

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