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.