In Shape Drawing

Thinking & Engaging
Thinking & Engaging

Participants will create their own drawing using the required shapes.


  • Paper
  • Pencils
  • Pencil crayons
  • Crayons
  • Rulers
  • Markers
  • Scissors and glue (optional)


Exercise your artistic abilities by getting creative with shapes.


  1. Participants will draw any picture they choose that are based on the shapes they are allowed to use.
  2. The leader can decide which shapes to use, or the participants and leader(s) can decide on the shapes, or write the shapes on pieces of paper and place them in a bowl and select the shapes. The type of shapes and the number of shapes depends on the leader. Let’s say the shapes are:
  3. 1 circle, 2 rectangles, 1 triangle, 1 pentagon, 1 hexagon, 2 straight lines and 3 squares.
  4. Participants have to create a drawing only using those shapes, and they can make those shapes any size they choose. Encourage participants to be very creative! Could also give participants a theme or topic for their drawing. Examples of themes are:
  5. Animals, outside, a room in a home, summer (or any season), sports, music, movies and so on.
  6. After participants have used all the required shapes, the leader can allow them to complete the drawing using any shapes or lines they wish. Participants will have a shape-tastic drawing!


  • Participants draw the shapes on a piece of paper (white or construction paper) and then will cut them out. They will then glue them on another piece of paper that is a different colour.
  • Select one shape at a time. For example, the leader selects a square, and participants will draw a square on the piece of paper. After each participant has drawn their square, the leader will select another shape and participants have to draw that shape on their drawing. Continue this pattern.
  • Include more abstract shapes, such as a cloud, squiggly line, a kite and so on.


  • If using scissors, please remind participants of scissor safety.


  • Did you have an easy or difficult time create the drawing? Wh?

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