Extremely Easy, Arty Creative Games for Kids (or Adults)

Here are two extremely easy, fun creative games that take no supplies at all. When I was younger I used to do these both with my middle sister. Hours of entertainment, I’m telling you.

The first may be a bit easier to take. All you need is two people, a piece of paper and a pen. Here’s how it works. The first person makes some random scribble on the page not resembling anything. The second person then has to make that scribble into a picture of something. That’s it. And actually, you don’t even need two people, you can do it by yourself: I did this evening and quite enjoyed myself actually. Here are my results:

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After

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After

The second is, wait for it…drawings made of human hair! On the shower wall! What, you’re not convinced? Well I’m telling you when my sister and I were little, we used to be quite impressed by each others’ hair drawings. Though I will admit it led to a lifelong bad habit of sticking shed hair to the wall during showers. At least that keeps it out of the drain. But anyway, I digress. It works similarly to the scribbles. The random hair stuck on the wall suggests the shape of something. Behold a hare of hair:

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Hard to take good photos in the shower.

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Here’s a little perspective.

And a slimy frog:

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Ribbit

Hope you enjoyed. You probably won’t believe me, but the first idea for a blog I ever had was to do a hair picture every day and post it. Probably for the best I didn’t follow through on that one. With twins, I don’t have time for standing around that long in the shower, anyway. Looking forward to when mine are old enough for drawing.

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24 thoughts on “Extremely Easy, Arty Creative Games for Kids (or Adults)

  1. Whoa, that takes me back! Mom was just asking why we do that with our hair and I tried to explain, but she remained unconvinced… Man did we have fun…

  2. Wow, great ideas! Though I suspect a small amount of artistic talent (which you have in bucket-loads) probably helps 😉

    • But not necessary. I think it’s like magnetic poetry–brings out the latent artist in everyone! Also, I never met a little kid who didn’t like to draw.

      • So true! My kids love drawing – it was more my input that I was concerned about, ha ha. 😉

  3. Have used this scribble idea many times. Unfortunately, ours look not nearly as good as yours!! Still fun times anyways!!! Thanks for sharing!

  4. My friend Katie and I used to play the Scribble game in high school! You know, when class was boring once of us would pass the other a scribble, and then the other would pass it back when they’d turned it into a picture. I had totally forgotten about it. Our drawings were in no way as cool as yours, but it was the same idea. Thanks for reminding me!

    • So fun!! I guess this is a real classic game! Didn’t realize it was enjoyed by so many people, and with good reason 🙂 Actually it’s still fun now. I think I might like to do a scribble drawing every day. Thanks for visiting and commenting!!

  5. That’s great! The hair drawings are amazing! I used to put my hairs on the wall when I lived at home and had long hair, and then I would often forget to take them off. My mom didn’t really care for that. LOL

    I have played a version of the first game, but with words. One person writes a word and the next writes the next word that comes to mind, not thinking about it, just write. I remember doing this with a friend for at least an hour in a greasy spoon diner one night. Fun!

    • So fun!! I’m going to try that. I think I’ve played where one person starts a story, then the next person can only see the last sentence, and continues. So many interesting things you can do when working together.

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