This holiday season, bring along a big sheet of paper to your visits with family and friends for a fun and easy activity. This particular project actually came about accidentally for us, which is the beauty of it. We started off following a party game and ended up with a masterpiece.
Hidden Pictures Project
December 10, 2009 by 1 Comment
To play, each person draws one continuous line on the sheet and pass the marker on. Everyone takes turns until the whole sheet is covered with scribbles. The only rule is that you can’t add anything else until someone else has added something. This activity could take as long or short as you want — gather around the table and fill the sheet all at once, or leave the sheet out and continue adding lines throughout the week. We did this in one sitting and had a great time sabotaging each others’ intended images (we are that kind of family). It’s actually better if you add random lines rather than actual pictures.
This is also a game that can be played with everyone who can hold a marker. Our littlest took part and added lines as well, which contributed to the overall picture.
When you are satisfied with the number of lines, start filling in different sections with different colors. It is important that this part be a group activity — it isn’t so fun to have one person color in the whole sheet!
Finally, let the fun times begin. Everyone step back and scrutinized your colored picture and search for hidden pictures. As soon as someone calls out an image, outline it and fill it in with appropriate details to make the image come to life (feathers, scales, whiskers, etc.). You’d be amazed by the awesome images that pop out. I know we were.
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