Activity Introduction

It’s time to get creative and have fun with your family! Pull out your pencils and create a hilarious monster by drawing only half each. See who can make the most ridiculous creature.

This activity is a great one to do together as a family.

Ideal for: Lower Primary, Upper Primary Ages 5 – 12

Themes: 

  • chill time (meditation/mindfulness)
  • be creative (art and craft)

Time required: 10 minutes for one drawing

Curriculum connections: Visual Arts, Critical and Creative Thinking

Tips for Parents and Carers

This is a fun activity for encouraging kids to socialise politely and positively with others. Take the pressure off creating a ‘good’ artwork (because you can’t predict what your partner is going to draw), and focus on having a laugh with others.

Lesson & Curriculum Details

Curriculum codes:

Resources Required

  • Grey lead pencil
  • Coloured pencils and pens
  • White paper (A4)

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Worksheets

Teacher Worksheet

Mystery Monster Drawing - Activity Instructions

It’s time to get creative and have fun with your family! Pull out your pencils and create a hilarious monster by drawing only half each. See who can make the most ridiculous creature.

Step 1. You can do this with two people, or as many family and friends as you like.

Step 2. Everyone folds a piece of white paper in half.

Step 3. Draw two small lines in greylead so they go over the fold onto both halves of the paper, like this.

Step 4. One the top half of the paper, everyone draws the top of a monster. This means the head, arms, chest. The belly button should be just where the paper folds. Make sure the body joins up to the two lines. Do not show your drawing to anyone else!

Step 5. Turn your picture over and swap your drawing with someone else. Remember, don’t look at what they’ve drawn!

Step 6. Now draw the bottom half of a monster. This means the legs (if they have some) and maybe a tail. Make sure the hips join up to the two

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