South Bay Hands on Art
Found Object Doodle Art
Bonus Family Art Project
Lesson for all grades
*Parent assistance may be needed for K-5
Use your imagination to turn everyday objects into art!
Inspired by children’s book author and illustrator Debbie Ridpath Ohi, this project invites you to look for art EVERYWHERE!
A pen cap… a rubber band… that apple core left over from your morning snack… take a closer look and use your imagination to turn everyday objects into art.
- A piece of paper
- A pencil or thin marker
- Random objects you can find around your house (ideally smaller than the size of your paper)
- Markers, crayons, colored pencils or watercolors (optional)
- Most important: your imagination!
- Choose an object and stare at it a while. Does it remind you of anything or can you envision it as a part of a larger picture (e.g. the beak of a bird, the shell of a snail)?
- Place your object on your paper and draw around it. You don’t need to trace or redraw your object - part of the fun is removing and putting it back when you show your parents your finished drawing!
- If you want, you can add color to your drawing, but this is completely up to you.
- Snap a photo of your drawing and put your object back where you found it.
Be creative and have fun!
Schools can collect and share results!
Individual images from this site on Google Photos
* School HOA Chairs - if you will be collecting/sharing results, add a note to your newsletter where you want people to share/turn in art!
Questions or Comments: please contact your school HOA chair or email firstname.lastname@example.org.