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Touch Drawing Challenge

Touch drawing challenge
Touch drawing challenge idea in pictures

This activity is inspired by Elspeth Owen's love for collecting naturally found things like sticks, cobwebs and stones.

  • Collect as many different naturally made things as you can find in and around your home.
  • Fold a piece of paper into four to fit more drawings on
  • Ask someone to place one of your found objects in your hand held behind your back.
  • With the other hand try and draw it by how it feels in your hand (without peeking!)
  • How will you draw sharp, smooth, heavy, squidgy or light things differently?
  • Compare the objects with your drawings. Do they look different?

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